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Table 3 Availability of policy disclosures

From: Unaddressed privacy risks in accredited health and wellness apps: a cross-sectional systematic assessment

   Apps collecting data Apps transmitting data
Policy All apps, n = 79 (%) Any data, n = 70 (%) Personal or sensitive dataa, n = 59 (%) Any data, n = 70 (%) Personal or sensitive dataa, n = 38 (%)
Privacy disclosure available 53 (67 %) 50 (71 %) 43 (73 %) 49 (70 %) 31 (82 %)
In-app privacy policy 22 (28 %) 22 (31 %) 21 (36 %) 22 (31 %) 15 (39 %)
Other privacy policy 48 (61 %) 45 (64 %) 38 (64 %) 44 (63 %) 29 (76 %)
 Policy mentions app 8 (10 %) 8 (11 %) 5 (8 %) 8 (11 %) 5 (13 %)
Advertising policy 3 (4 %) 3 (4 %) 3 (5 %) 3 (4 %) 3 (8 %)
No privacy disclosure 26 (33 %) 20 (29 %) 16 (27 %) 21 (30 %) 7 (18 %)
In-app clinical disclaimer 36 (46 %) 32 (46 %) 26 (44 %) 33 (47 %) 13 (34 %)
  1. aIncorporates strong personal identifiers, health-related information and other sensitive information