Becker's Healthcare May 13, 2022
Georgina Gonzalez

Cybersecurity experts are concerned about the privacy of data from period tracking apps, worried that the information could be used against users, reported Kaiser Health News May 13.

The apps often are not covered by HIPAA laws and even if they are, data can still be anonymized and shared. One study found that 79 percent of health apps regularly shared data and were untransparent about doing so. Several period tracking apps have already drawn criticism for sharing data in potentially unethical ways, such as sharing fertility information with employers and outside...

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