Warning About Mental Health Apps

This is important information from Consumer Reports for anyone who has ever used or may use a mental health app. Please read it and consider joining their workshop on April 27 at 4:00 Pacific Time (1:00 Eastern).

The privacy policies used by mental health apps don’t always make it clear to users what kind of data could be shared, or how it could be used. In fact, our own testers found that many of these apps are sharing your unique smartphone ID with several companies, including Facebook.

During the webinar we will be introducing people to how apps share data with a slew of other companies, and why those practices can give rise to privacy concerns. If you’ve ever wondered how apps use your personal information, and what you should be considering when you are thinking about using a mental health app, this workshop is for you!

If you want to know more, please RSVP now for our virtual workshop. If you can’t make it, RSVP anyway and we’ll send you a recording of the workshop afterward for you to watch when you have the time.

Also, if you can, please spread the word about this workshop to your friends and family — particularly if you know someone who is using, or considering using, a mental health app.

I hope to see you on April 27th at 1pm ET/ 10am PT.

Alan Smith
Consumer Reports

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