Health apps are capturing increasing amounts of information about us. And it’s a lot more than medical history. We’re often asked to enter our names, address, real-time location, height, weight, date of birth, and other demographic information into the app.
A recent study raises some serious concerns about how all of that information is being used.
A limitation here is that the researchers didn’t look specifically at what types of information these apps are collecting. That said, most apps can collect at least some information about us – even if we don’t specifically enter more information. And we should be able to quickly assess how that information could be used.