- New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin sent Apple CEO Tim Cook a letter expressing concern that consumers are being left in the dark about what is happening to reproductive-health data collected by apps on the company’s App Store.
- Apple has encrypted health and fitness data, other than the Medical ID, when an iPhone is locked with a passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
- Third-party apps must request the ability to read health data and explain why they need the information.
- Users are able to change which apps access their health data.
- New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin is prepared to take legal action against Apple if necessary.
Apple Called Out by New Jersey AG Over Period-Tracking Apps
Apple Inc. has been “delinquent” in confirming to state officials that the company is protecting the privacy of women who use period-tracking apps, New Jersey’s top law enforcement officer said.