Consumer Reports: Mental Health Apps Sell Your Info

Alonzo Osche

Consumer Reports looks into what kind of information is being shared.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The past year has been unlike any other, filled with stress, anxiety, and sadness for millions of us. So perhaps it’s not surprising that many people are downloading mental health apps for support. 

According to Consumer Reports, mental health apps aren’t always covered by the same medical privacy laws like HIPAA, which protect the information you share with a doctor in person. Even when HIPAA rules do apply, they may not cover all the data an app collects.

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