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Unprecedented Privacy Risk With Popular Health Apps

Science Daily
March 21, 2019

Mobile health apps are a booming market targeted at both patients and health professionals. Medicines-related apps help patients track their prescriptions and remember to take their pills. They also provide drug information to help clinicians prescribe and administer medications.

However these apps also pose unprecedented risk to consumers’ privacy given their ability to collect user data, including sensitive information that is highly valuable to commercial interests, new research demonstrates.