Article in CBC Canada, citing a BMJ editorial by Dr Claudia Pagliari discussing the leakage of personal data from health apps to corporations.  

"..In a separate commentary published in the BMJ, health information professor Claudia Pagliari of the University of Edinburgh credited Grundy's research for providing some sobering context amid the excitement surrounding digital health.

Pagliari also wrote there is a "good news story hidden in this work," referring to the fact that companies were more transparent about their data-sharing arrangements after the GDPR came into effect"

Period23 Mar 2019

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitlePrivacy: A hole in the virtual medicine cabinet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCBC News Canada
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionResearchers find popular medication phone apps share data with third parties
    Producer/AuthorVik Adhopia (journalist) CBC News
    PersonsClaudia Pagliari


  • Privacy
  • Data Ethics
  • Information Governance
  • Digital Health
  • Apps
  • eHealth
  • Data sharing
  • Medicines