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This is the most invasive medical app you can install

Mediafeed Logo By Dennis Miller of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 12: Health and fitness apps help us keep track of our wellness goals. However, how much of your privacy is at-risk when you use these apps? Every time you download an app, you agree to share your data in exchange for information, a service or a product. Health and medical apps are no different. But with these apps, the data your're sharing is extermely personal and includes your vital statistics.Supplement Timing analyzed the official privacy policies of the top health and fitness apps to see which data each one asks of its users. We identified 27 different data types and gave the apps two points for each type they track by default and 1 point for types that require user permission. The ones with the most points are the ones that are most data-tracking-intensive.

How much does your medical app know about you?

Health and fitness apps help us keep track of our wellness goals. However, how much of your privacy is at-risk when you use these apps? 

Every time you download an app, you agree to share your data in exchange for information, a service or a product. Health and medical apps are no different. But with these apps, the data your're sharing is extermely personal and includes your vital statistics.

Supplement Timing analyzed the official privacy policies of the top health and fitness apps to see which data each one asks of its users. We identified 27 different data types and gave the apps two points for each type they track by default and 1 point for types that require user permission. The ones with the most points are the ones that are most data-tracking-intensive.

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