New York regulators lead the charge to fill health data protection gaps left by federal law

After a year-long investigation into mobile health apps claiming to be able to measure vital signs or health indicators through smartphone sensors, the New York attorney general settled claims against three developers alleged to have engaged in "misleading" marketing claims and "irresponsible" privacy practices.

Mobile health apps Cardiio and Runtastic claimed that their apps effectively and accurately measured heart rate after vigorous exercise using only a smartphone camera and sensors. The third, Matis, claimed that its app transformed a smartphone into a fetal heart monitor.

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