Many app developers overlook privacy and security by failing to do one of the most basic first steps of data protection – informing consumers of their practices. For example, in a study published in 2016 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 80% of diabetes apps surveyed didn’t have a notice informing consumers about privacy practices.  Another recent study of thousands of apps involving all topics revealed that nearly 50% lacked a privacy notice. A study by the Future of Privacy Forum in 2016 revealed that “only 70% of top health and fitness apps had a privacy policy.” (excerpt)

 

In addition to being one of our favorite partners, Daniel Solove founded TeachPrivacy, providing the best education in cyber privacy and security to countless individuals and companies.

Along with Paul Schwartz, Jefferson E. Peyser Professor, University of California Berkeley School of Law, they founded the Privacy+Security Forum, which has quickly become one of the most respected conferences in the industry. The next Forum takes place Oct. 4-6, 2017, in Washington, D.C. HB is proud to assist in producing this event.

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