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Medtronic Reports InPen Mobile Diabetic App Tracking Breach [Video]

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Android Users Affected by Medtronic’s Use of Google Analytics, Firebase, Other Tools (HealthInfoSec) • April 25, 2023    

Medtronic is notifying users of its InPen mobile app and diabetic insulin injector of a privacy breach involving Google tracking tools. (Image: Medtronic)

Diabetic patients who used a Medtronic smartphone app for managing insulin levels are being told that Google may have collected certain personal information through the sign-in infrastructure.

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The disclosure comes amid a wave of healthcare providers reassessing their use of third party tools such as online behavior tracking code supplied by big tech companies. Meditronic’s admission is the first that appears to have come from a medical device maker, and the apparent first that ties data leakage of patient information to app logon functionality.

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