The Future of Health Tracking

From the Citizens Council For Health Care Freedom E-Newsletter:

Health ‘apps’ are becoming increasingly common on smartphones. The authors of a study on diabetes ‘apps’ wrote, “This study demonstrated that diabetes apps shared information with third parties, posing privacy risks because there are no federal legal protections against the sale or disclosure of data from medical apps to third parties.” Devices are being incorporated into some medications in addition to wearable or implanted devices that collect and transmit data. NYU ethicist Arthur Caplan asks the question: “Which parties get to watch?”

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