EU privacy watchdog calls for tighter control of health apps

Monday 9 February 2015 | 10:52 CET | News
Clear privacy rules are needed to govern apps that collect health-related information, according to EU privacy regulators. The so-called Article 29 working group, which unites the EU's personal data protection watchdogs, was asked by the European Commission to advise on the regulation of mobile apps and consumer lfiestyle devices that process personal health information. This extends beyond information collected by doctors and healthcare providers to data such as blood pressure and heart rate, membership in a diet or health club or patterns of drinking and smoking. Apps that collect for

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