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Health Apps Are Selling User Data

March 15, 2016

According to some health policy researchers, by “flying under the radar” and putting out convoluted privacy policies that users don’t understand, small health-app providers are able to get away with routinely collecting and selling consumer personal health information. Neither litigators nor regulators are paying much attention, says the director of a law and technology research group at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. But, she adds, an offending mobile health app from a deep-pocketed larger company that has a misleading privacy policy could find itself the target of a class action lawsuit.

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