The complaint named sites, including:
- Everyday Health;
- Microsoft (Gruenwald, “Tech Daily Dose,” National Journal, 11/23);
- Sermo; and
- WebMD (New York Times, 11/23).
The groups said the sites act inappropriately by collecting consumers’ health concerns by taking note of sites they visit and searches they make. Some marketers then build a site of a community of people with similar health concerns and collect information without disclosing what they have done, according to the groups (Reuters/Chicago Breaking Business, 11/23).