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Health app developers get some regulatory clarity from FTC

The prayers of many a mobile health app developer have been answered.  This interactive tool from the Federal Trade Commission offers an easy-to-use guide for developers, who have no idea whether their app is subject to privacy rules, like HIPAA. I gave it a whirl earlier and found that it’s useful for journalists, too. 

The prayers of many a mobile health app developer have been answered. 

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This interactive tool from the Federal Trade Commission offers an easy-to-use guide for developers, who have no idea whether their app is subject to privacy rules, like HIPAA. I gave it a whirl earlier and found that it’s useful for journalists, too. 

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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