Opinion 1/2015 on mHealth issued by the EDPS

May 22, 2015


The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued the Opinion 1/2015 on "Mobile Health. Reconciling the technological innovation with data protection".


The Opinion aims at pointing out the most relevant issues of data protection in mHealth, suggesting possible solutions for the compliance of medical apps with the privacy by design principle (in a de iure condito perspective), and proposing possible legislative actions (in a de iure condendo perspective).


In particular, the Opinion draws attention to:

- the types of data processed in the mHealth context;

- the user's empowerment;

- the impact of Big Data;

- the design of mHealth apps.