January 28, 2015
This week the Federal Trade Commission published a report focused on privacy and security issues related to the massive Internet of Things (IoT) trend, which includes the growing number of connected health devices. The report summarizes the discussions that took place at an FTC-hosted workshop in November 2013, and it also includes recommendations for the industry from FTC's staff, which they put...
November 25, 2014
Graphic from NPR
According to a new survey from Truven Health Analytics and NPR, 68 percent of American consumers are willing to share health information with researchers, but this group of people is more likely to be wealthy, well-educated, and young.
Truven surveyed 3,000 Americans via landlines, mobile phones, and the web, with the group filtered by generation, education level and income...
July 24, 2014
At a Tech in Policy event sponsored by Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill made it clear that the FTC is aware of recent concerns about health app data privacy and security and is looking into new ways to police the industry.
"The law is, on some level, always going to lag behind technology," she said. "Technology is moving at lightning speed. Our job at the...
May 23, 2014
By Brian Dolan
"The issue of consumer generated health data is on that is near and dear to my heart," Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Julie Brill told attendees at an event focused on the protection of such health data earlier this month. "...Big picture, consumer generated health information is proliferating, not just on the web but also through connected devices and the internet of...