|Many health apps collect a range of personal information and have poor security. This means it's not always possible to control who accesses your data, when they access it, how they access it and whether you are informed about your data being accessed.
- Your personal health data is unique, and includes personal information about you and your health.
- If your personal health data is leaked someone might use it for their own gain. It could be used to cause you financial loss or harm to your reputation.
- It is different from your financial data, which is better protected. For example, if your credit card number is stolen, you can block that number and have a new number issued.
Mobile applications, especially apps that you download for free, depend on advertising to make money.