State attorneys general investigating mobile fertility apps for possible privacy violations are examining whether operators shared user data and if they disclosed that to users. The probes are underway, as a growing number of women in the U.S. use mobile fertility apps.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act largely do not cover the apps, and many privacy policies are opaque, leaving women in the dark about where their data is going and who has access to it. Ashley Thomas was called for comment on his important privacy issue and weighs in on the sensitivity of the data obtained in these apps. Read the full article here.