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Bill draft calls for disclosure on shared app data
Modern Healthcare

A Congressman last week posted a draft version of a bill that would require mobile application developers to more clearly disclose how they collect sensitive user data. The draft, released by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), didn’t specifically mention medical data, but the bill would govern the storage and dissemination of such information. The Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2013 (APPS Act), would force mobile-app developers to share how they collect personal information and detail which third parties they would allow to share that data.