As healthcare apps boom, privacy best practices come to the fore

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report published Wednesday by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) takes stock of many popular mobile apps, documenting which of them provide consumers with a privacy policy describing their data collection and usage. FPF also released a guide to best practices for app developers.


With some 40,000 mHealth apps already available across various platforms, and the market set to skyrocket – pegged to grow 25 percent annually over the next five years, according to a study earlier this month from Kalorama – such practices will only grow in importance when it comes to protecting personal health information.

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