British Information Commissioner's Office reviewing period and fertility trackers due to data security concerns

Users often have issues with consent for personal information usage.
14 September 2023
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Data security concerns have prompted the British Information Commissioner's Office or (ICO) to review period and fertility trackers. 

These apps track menstrual cycles and claim to help with various period-related health issues, including fertility tracking. 

However, a survey commissioned by the ICO revealed that many users are worried about the security and transparency of the data they share. 

Over half of app users notice an increase in fertility-related ads, with 17% finding it distressing. Most period trackers share data with third parties. The study also highlighted issues with consent for personal information usage.

- CyberBeat


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