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How to Protect Personal Information with Medical Devices

Medical Devices May Allow a Backdoor for Attackers

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Medical devices with networking capabilities are critical technologies in patient care today. This article explains what their potential security vulnerabilities mean for the average consumer.

Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation

Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of Smartphone Apps for Depression and Smoking Cessation

An article from the JAMA Open Network

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An article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified that some of the highest-ranking health apps used to assist people with mental health conditions (e.g. depression) and smoking cessation were sharing data with Facebook and Google services and that only a third disclosed such practices.

3.6.1 Health App Use Policies

Responsible Terms, Conditions, and Agreements for Consumer Health Apps

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Since one goal of cMHAFF is consumer protection, including their privacy and security, guidance in the area of “Conditions and Agreements” ( CnA ) is offered.  CnA is not a formal...

3.4.8 Notifications

Managing Health App Notifications and Alerts

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This category is about notifications and alerts, which may be used to inform consumers of important situations that they should know about. This includes, but is not limited to, information about...

3.4.4 Storage Security

Security for Data at Rest

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This category is about providing assurance that the consumer’s stored data is secure, regardless of whether it is stored on the consumer’s devices or elsewhere (e.g., in cloud-based...
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