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How can I ensure my privacy when choosing a mobile health application?

To ensure the privacy of your personal health information, consider the following privacy policy information and settings when choosing a mobile health app:
  • Review privacy settings of both the app and your mobile device.
  • Know your options and what the default settings are.
  • Some organizations are now certifying privacy policies for mobile apps to ensure they meet guidelines. Look for a sign of certification such as the TRUSTe seal.
  • Read the app’s privacy policy.

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