Tag Archives: APPS

Health Apps and HIPAA – Recent FAQs Highlight Importance of Covered Entities and Business Associates Scrutinizing their Relationships with App Developers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new set of HIPAA FAQs addressing the applicability of HIPAA to certain health apps and the covered entities and business associates that interact with them. These … Continue reading

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FTC Warns Ukraine Company: You Can’t Let Kids Use Your Dating Apps

With more and more children becoming technologically savvy, parents are having to rely more heavily on laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) to shield their children’s information. The FTC recently issued a warning letter to a … Continue reading

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Using Apps to communicate in child custody cases

This weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an informative article outlining the use of apps to communicate with the other parent in your custody case.  You can access the article here.There are a variety of apps on the market, including … Continue reading

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Mental Health Apps Sharing Health Data Without Disclosure or Consent

A study shows that “92 percent of 36 mental health apps shared data with at least one third party — mostly services that help with marketing, advertising, or data analytics.” “About half of those apps did not disclose that third-party … Continue reading

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New Google Apps Help with Accessibility

Photo via Unsplash.Google is working to make communicating easier for those with hearing difficulties, recently releasing two new apps, Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. Live Transcribe works as a “live” transcription tool. It uses cloud-based speech recognition to transcribe conversations … Continue reading

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