Apple is upping security options for its health apps.
The tech giant has partnered with the security firm Tresorit to offer developers using Apple’s CareKit platform increased privacy options, helping reach HIPAA compliance.
Tresorit’s security technology, called ZeroKit, will offer user authentication for patients and healthcare workers, end-to-end encryption of health data, and “zero knowledge” sharing of health data, in which data isn’t shared with any service as it transfers.
End-to-end encryption is used for cloud storage, messaging and other services but hasn’t been widely adopted in healthcare apps, Tresorit senior vice president David Szabo told Mashable. Data is encrypted before it is uploaded to the cloud and that encryption key never leaves the user’s device. Read more…