During our October interview with Bethany Corbin from Nixon Gwilt Law, we learned a few tips for protecting your data while interacting with digital health tools and online platforms. With National Data Privacy Day around the corner, we’re highlighting three great ways to reduce the risk of your health data being exposed.
- Only use reputable sites and applications. Digital health is a rapidly growing industry with new technologies entering the market at record-breaking rates. While it may be tempting to check out the latest digital health tool or platform as soon as you learn about it, take the time to do your research before engaging. Check for customer reviews and online presence,and validate via the Better Business Bureau.
- Be mindful of the information you share. If you have concerns or are worried about the consequences that could happen if your data were exposed, it’s best not to disclose it. With the inherent risk involved with technology, even companies with effective protection mechanisms can experience a data breach. When in doubt, don’t share.