app data security

By Nazila Hafezi 03:29 pm June 18, 2019
This week, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to strengthen privacy and security protections for consumers’ personal health data, specifically the data involved in DNA testing kits and health tracking apps. WHAT HAPPENED The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would require HHS to create standards to protect the sensitivity of genetic data,...
By Dave Muoio 03:13 pm March 22, 2019
After creating dummy accounts on highly-rated Android medical apps and analyzing their traffic, an investigation published Wednesday in BMJ found that nearly four in five shared users’ data with outside entities. What’s more, the Australian research team determined that several of those groups receiving the user information would likely be able to aggregate the data and use it to pinpoint a...
By HIMSS TV 04:30 pm May 10, 2018
Andrew Crabtree, Google Cloud Customer Engineer, gives a detailed presentation on the API threat landscape, security practices, and fresh tips on how to secure your API application to keep vulnerable health data secure.
By Aditi Pai 08:12 am November 12, 2014
Dublin, Ohio-based HealthSpot, which offers telemedicine kiosks for workplace and retail locations, has raised an undisclosed sum from Xerox. The company says the investment will help it more quickly scale deployment of its kiosks. HealthSpot's total known funding to date is at least $23 million. It's most recent round was in May 2014. As part of the investment, HealthSpot will now use Xerox's IT...
By Jonah Comstock 06:46 am September 8, 2014
According to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Cologne in Germany, less than a third of health apps in the iTunes and Google Play store had any privacy policy at all in place. "Our findings show that currently mHealth developers often fail to provide app privacy policies," study authors wrote. "The privacy policies that are available do not make information privacy...