MobiHealth News November 23, 2022
Emily Olsen

In a letter to CEO Tim Cook, ten state attorneys general called on the tech giant to require stricter privacy standards for third-party apps hosted on the App Store.

Ten state attorneys general are urging Apple to add new protections for reproductive health data contained in third-party apps hosted on the App Store.

In a letter sent to CEO Tim Cook, attorneys general of California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont and Washington said lax rules for safeguarding reproductive health data could harm patients or providers in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. 

The group said location history, search history and adjacent health data — information related to past,...

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