Marketplace September 26, 2022
Kimberly Adams and Sarah Leeson

In the wake of Roe v. Wade’s demise in June, those who use menstrual tracking apps have expressed privacy concerns over how the data they’ve collected can be shared. Some even worry that courts will begin using information from these apps to prosecute anyone thought to be illegally seeking abortion care.

This raises a big question: Where are the HIPAA protections?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act makes sure that doctors and other entities such as insurance providers cannot share your health information without your explicit consent. However, that same level of privacy and protection does not extend to the information that your phone or web browser may gather.

From mental health websites and WebMD searches to that app...

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Topics: Apps, Digital Health, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, HIPAA, Patient / Consumer, Privacy / Security, Provider, Technology
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