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How Are Medical Apps Regulated?

Like thousands of other mobile software applications, medical apps are gaining in popularity for their ease of use and the valuable information they offer consumers. Medical apps were developed with a number of benefits in mind, including aiding doctors in diagnosing patients without the need to perform examinations, as well as helping patients in better management of their chronic health conditions. This convenience has made medical apps a favorite among users of mobile devices. However, their growing widespread usage has also raised questions about the need for medical apps to be regulated by the federal government. How much medical regulation and compliance should there be for medical applications, especially if doctors are diagnosing without actual medical examinations, and how should other medical apps be regulated?

What is CISPA

CISPA: Good or Evil

CISPA is a controversial bill aimed at providing cyber security which recently passed in the House. There are many different viewpoints about CISPA and opinions are varied across the board. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is designed to enhance national security. But some believe that the bill will not only make it easier to share electronic information between a private company and governmental agencies while others feel like it gets way too close to making it too easy for our personal and private information to be shared. Is it something that the average Joe needs to be worried about?

Laws that Govern the Internet

Internet Law
Internet Law

Most individuals spend multiple hours every day on the Internet. Some use it primarily for entertainment or socialization, while others use the World Wide Web for work purposes; and still others are eagerly pursuing an education or seeking valuable and reliable information. For the most part there is not always a lot of thought given to the fact that there are many different types of laws which are in place to govern the Internet and its use.