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There’s an App for That, But It Could Be Risky

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 5, 2011

Medical apps for smartphones are increasingly popular, but they come with risks, NPR reports. That's because medical apps aren't covered by U.S. healthcare privacy law, which means that those with access to a customer's medical information can do with it as they please. "It just depends on the company. It's really a customer-beware atmosphere," said Deven McGraw of the Center for Democracy and Technology, adding, "They are offering to store and share some pretty sensitive information." 
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