Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis
"Journalists recently revealed that Australia’s most popular medical appointment booking app, HealthEngine, routinely shared 100s of users’ private medical information to personal injury law firms as part of a referral partnership contract."
"Our analysis of the data sharing practices of top rated medicines related apps suggests that sharing of user data is routine, yet far from transparent. Many types of user data are unique and identifying, or potentially identifiable when aggregated. A few apps shared sensitive data such as a user’s drug list and location that could potentially be transmitted among a mobile ecosystem of companies seeking to commercialise these data."