Research of Mobile Health and Fitness Apps

Mobile Health and Fitness Apps: What Are The Privacy Risks?

Mobile is the consumer technology of the moment. The number of applications available to mobile device users appears set to continue its exponential growth. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse decided to look at the information practices of one category of mobile apps in which the sensitivity of personal information is particularly significant—those that fall under the broad heading of health and fitness. The information in the reports below comes from our in-depth research and analysis of 43 popular health and fitness apps. Our 9 month research project was funded by a grant from the California Consumer Protection Foundation.

Links to resources

Fact Sheet 39 Mobile Health and Fitness Apps: What are the Privacy Risks?

Mobile Health & Fitness Apps and Information Privacy

Technical Analysis of Data Practices & Privacy Risks of Mobile Health & Fitness Apps

How To: Privacy-Aware Mobile Application Development

Mobile Health Apps: Evaluation Spreadsheet