FTC Releases Online Tool to Help Health App Developers Identify Applicable Laws

On April 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released a new web-based interactive tool to assist mobile health app developers in navigating applicable federal laws and regulations in the areas of advertising and marketing, medical devices, and data security and privacy.

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FTC, ONC, OCR and FDA Release Online Tool for Mobile Health App Developers

FTC, ONC, OCR and FDA Release Online Tool for Mobile Health App Developers

While attending the International Association of Privacy Professionals annual global event, and listening to Chairwoman Edith Ramirez discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) concerns about consumer privacy, the FTC, the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they had combined efforts and created a web-based tool for mobile health app developers to use in determining which federal laws and regulations might apply to their app.

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