Sad, but true! Online trackers can help themselves to your form data before you even have a consent option

No need to wait to see if you’ll consent or not, many companies, including Meta, TikTok and this Top Ten list of offenders, are pleased to snag email addresses and personal identifiers while you’re filling out forms. This KU Leuven and Radboud University study of the top 100K websites found 1,844 websites visited from the EU, and 2,950 visited from the US had email addresses exfiltrated.

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