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Understanding Session Replay Scripts – a Guide for Privacy Professionals

Over the last few months, privacy researchers at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) have published the results of ongoing research demonstrating that many website operators are using third-party tools called “session replay scripts” to track visitors’ individual browsing sessions, including their keystrokes and mouse movements.

These “session replay scripts,” typically used as analytics tools for publishers to better understand how visitors are navigating their websites, were found on 482 of the 50,000 most trafficked websites, including government (.gov) and educational (.edu) websites, and websites of major retailers.

Source: Understanding Session Replay Scripts – a Guide for Privacy Professionals

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