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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: The Implications Of Health Data Sharing Can Go Far Beyond Targeted Ads


You lock your home when you leave. You probably don’t share your deepest secrets with random strangers. And if someone knocked on your door and asked if you were ovulating, you’d tell them to get lost. Yet, as a smartphone user, you’re likely sharing highly personal information with total strangers every minute – strangers whose main focus is to convert every element of your behavior into money. Information collected by your doctor is protected by law, but HIPAA law doesn’t apply to software you use to track your health. Mobile apps that track pregnancy, periods, dieting, exercise, even mental health – all of the data is for sale. The implications of health information sharing go far beyond targeted ads. Some …
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