Why it's no surprise that NHS accredited smartphone apps are leaking data

Sooraj Shah
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Health Apps Library was put under scrutiny for 'very weak' review criteria back in June

A number of smartphone health apps that have been accredited by the NHS do not properly secure customer data and have poor information privacy practices, according to researchers at Imperial Colleg...

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