FTC Seeks To Make Health App, Tracker, Connected Device Vendors Report Privacy Breaches

By Emma Beavins / May 19, 2023 at 2:55 PM
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday (May 18) proposed changes to its Health Breach Notification Rule that would require vendors of health apps and direct-to-consumer digital health technologies that are not covered by HIPAA to start notifying the agency when there are breaches of consumer health information. The proposed updates come one day after FTC charged ovulation and fertility app Premom with breaking the breach rule in part by exposing users’ social media accounts, device information and geolocation. FTC says...

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