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Some health apps putting users’ personal information at risk

Some health apps putting users’ personal information at risk
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If you are using a health app, be cautious as some health apps may be sending unencrypted personal and health information to other online services,...

London: If you are using a health app, be cautious as some health apps may be sending unencrypted personal and health information to other online services, putting users at risk.

According to researchers, most of the app that have been clinically-accredited by the British National Health System (NHS) may not have been complying with principles of data protection.

“Our study suggests that the privacy of users of accredited apps may have been unnecessarily put at risk,” said lead researcher Kit Huckvale from Imperial College London.

The team from Imperial College London and Ecole Polytechnique CNRS, France, reviewed 79 apps that were listed on the "NHS Health Apps Library" in July 2013 and are available on Android and iOS platforms.

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