Who's listening? The ethical and legal issues of developing a health app

12 Dec 2016

 

Dr Mark Burdon
Dr Mark Burdon

Dr Mark Burdon co-wrote an article published in The Conversation on Friday, Who's listening? The ethical and legal issues of developing a health app. The article discusses how health monitoring apps, such as those used to monitor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, can also be used to record private conversations of the users, in breach of both law and ethical standards.

The article examines the complexity surrounding determining what is a private conversation in the first place, practical measures to safeguard app users' privacy, and how the law could be reformed to prevent these breaches.

Read the full article at The Conversation

 

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