FTC Attempt To Target Health Apps Oversteps Its Authority, Experts Say

By Emma Beavins, Cara Smith / May 25, 2023 at 4:49 PM
FTC’s proposal to regulate health apps under the Health Breach Notification Rule likely exceeds its statutory authority and would not stand up in court, three prominent health data experts said. The changes, if made, could influence proposed data legislation such as the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, but is unlikely to influence discussions on reproductive health data among lawmakers. Regardless, FTC’s regulatory action will push lawmakers to decide whether they want to give the agency more power to pursue...

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