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.
The Protecting Personal Health Data Act would require HHS to create standards to protect the sensitivity of genetic data,...
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...
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.
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...
September 8, 2014
"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...