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Apple touts Health data privacy in new whitepaper and clever ‘The Waiting Room’ video

As it continues to focus on its commitment to privacy, Apple is launching an all-new campaign today emphasizing how Health data on iPhone is protected. As part of this, Apple has shared a new Health Privacy whitepaper as well as a clever new video that aims to highlight the importance of health data privacy.

New Health data whitepaper

In the new Health Privacy Overview whitepaper, Apple goes in-depth on how the Health app and the HealthKit framework for developers protects user privacy. For instance, Apple touts that all Health data is stored using end-to-end encryption:

Health data, stored in HealthKit, is encrypted on-device and is only accessible with your passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. Medical ID is still available when your device is locked to help first responders access your critical medical information from the Lock Screen in an emergency. For users with two-factor authentication, a device passcode,

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