Privacy and security disclosures on telecardiology Web sites

Lynsey Dubbeld


This article discusses telemedicine providers’ online privacy and security disclosures. It presents the results of an exploratory study of a number of telecardiology companies’ Web sites, providing insight in some of the current strategies towards data protection and information security in the international telemedicine market. The paper concludes that the online privacy notices in our sample are far from being standardized and complete. In view of privacy risks, as well as the transitory stage of the telemedicine sector, the underdeveloped state of online privacy notifications is disappointing — and a missed chance for those who are interested in the successful future development of Internet privacy and telemedicine–based healthcare.

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