10 Oct Forbrukerradet Warns Against Privacy Risks of Healthcare IoT Devices
Forbrukerradet, Norway’s Consumer Council, recently said that a majority of healthcare IoT devices are currently plagued with weak security that pose a considerable privacy risk.
The Scandinavian watchdog made the statement after revealing its test results on a number of app-connected blood pressure gauges and blood glucose-monitoring devices. They found that some of the apps sent the collected health data to companies in North America and East Asia without the user’s consent or knowledge.
Furthermore, the information is being sent over email which, according to the Council’s director of public services and health, is not a secure channel. She also called on health tech companies to do everything to protect the user’s privacy and basic consumer rights.
Source: Internet of Business