McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients


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Of the 125 apps the senior author of the study, Ipsit Vahia, and his team reviewed, 72 collected user-generated content, but only 33 had privacy policies available. So before recommending an app "clinicians should educate themselves and their patients about issues related to the data collected".