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A research team from the University of Sydney, the University of Toronto and University of California, set out to investigate if and how user data is shared by top rated medicines-related mobile apps. It also sought to characterise privacy risks to app users, both clinicians and consumers. The researchers found sharing of user data by medicines-related apps is routine but far from transparent, and also identified a small number of commercial entities with the ability to aggregate and potentially re-identify user data.

The visual data in this infographic comes from the recent research article: "Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis."

 

 

 

 

 

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Language: 
English
License Type: 
CC BY
Published year only: 
2019
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