mHealth applications are becoming increasingly widespread since they have the potential to reduce the cost of health care by favoring self-management of chronic diseases or to improve fitness activities. By their very nature, health applications collect and manage health sensitive data, therefore several concerns exist about how privacy, security, and confidentiality are handled. In this paper, we analyze the security issues of mHealth apps from two different perspectives: first, we highlight the security and privacy requirements on health data defined by data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in US. Then, we consider the security issues from a technological point of view, discussing how the app may protect user data. However, by analyzing a fitness app, we show that, at the moment, none of the well-known practices to protect data is followed, thus often mHealth apps are insecure.
|Titolo:||Are mHealth Apps Secure? : A Case Study|
BRAGHIN, CHIARA (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/COMPSAC.2018.10253|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|