TITLE

PRIVACY: FTC Steps Up Protection of Health Data

AUTHOR(S)
G. S.
PUB. DATE
April 2016
SOURCE
Health Data Management;Apr2016, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the implementation of a stricter regulatory measure by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on healthcare information technology in an aim to protect the privacy and security of consumer health data as of April 2016. Topics discussed include risks in the consumers' management of their health data through mobile applications, extent of FTC protection according to FTC director Jessica Rich, and regulatory gaps in the use of mobile applications for healthcare purposes.
ACCESSION #
114207438

 

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