FTC may soon turn its regulatory gaze toward data-collecting health apps

Mark Sullivan reports:

The Federal Trade Commission recently said it would crack down on the sharing of information about children by mobile apps, and there are now indications that it will turn its regulatory gaze toward apps that collect health data.

In late February and early March the commission conducted a small study of health and fitness apps to see how much personal data they collect and share with third parties. Turns out, it’s a lot.

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