Telehealth App Breach Spotlights Privacy, Security Risks

June 11, 2020

Telehealth App Breach Spotlights Privacy, Security Risks

A software error that briefly allowed a few individuals to potentially access other patients' telehealth appointment recordings serves as a reminder of the possible security and privacy risks involving telemedicine applications, especially as the use of the technology soars during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The glitch in a video appointment teleheath application from U.K-based software provider Babylon was reportedly discovered by a user on Tuesday, according to media outlet BBC.

David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, contributes this article, focusing on discussing the software error on telehealth app Babylon that briefly allowed users to see other patients' telehealth appointment recordings. This serves as a reminder of the possible security and privacy risks involving telemedicine applications, especially as the use of the technology soars during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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