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Ambiguities in the Privacy Policies of Common Health and Fitness Apps

Ambiguities in the Privacy Policies of Common Health and Fitness Apps
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Author(s): Devjani Sen (Algonquin College, Canada) and Rukhsana Ahmed (University at Albany, SUNY, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch127

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Abstract

With a growing number of health and wellness applications (apps), there is a need to explore exactly what third parties can legally do with personal data. Following a review of the online privacy policies of a select set of mobile health and fitness apps, this chapter assessed the privacy policies of four popular health and fitness apps, using a checklist that comprised five privacy risk categories. Privacy risks, were based on two questions: a) is important information missing to make informed decisions about the use of personal data? and b) is information being shared that might compromise the end-user's right to privacy of that information? The online privacy policies of each selected app was further examined to identify important privacy risks. From this, a separate checklist was completed and compared to reach an agreement of the presence or absence of each privacy risk category. This chapter concludes with a set of recommendations when designing privacy policies for the sharing of personal information collected from health and fitness apps.

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