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More than a thousand new apps are hitting the market each day.  In this fast-moving era of entrepreneurship and creativity, is security keeping up?  Apps and devices often rely on consumer data — including contact information, photos, and location to name a few — and can be vulnerable...
Does your business collect and share consumer health information? When it comes to privacy, you’ve probably thought about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But did you know that you also need to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act? This...
Start with Security: A Guide for Business offers tips for any business wanting to implement sound data security. For health app developers, here’s tailored advice and additional questions to ask.
What Are the Laws? Which Laws Apply to My Mobile Heath App? Glossary
Start with the fundamentals.Take advantage of what experts have already learned about security.Design your product with authentication in mind.Protect the interfaces between your product and other devices or services.Consider how to limit permissions.Take advantage of readily...
Congratulations!  The app business is burgeoning and you’ve decided to get in on the boom.  Maybe you work for an exciting start-up or are striking out on your own.  Regardless of the size of your business, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the nation’s consumer protection agency...
Although identity theft is usually associated with financial transactions, it also happens in the context of medical care. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), medical identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s name or insurance information to get medical...
More and more, personal medical information is online. For most hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) governs the privacy and security of health records stored online. But many web-based businesses that...
Does your business or organization have a website that allows people to maintain their medical information online? Do you provide applications for personal health records – say, a device that allows people to upload readings from a blood pressure cuff or pedometer into their personal...