Published on in Vol 6, No 7 (2018): July

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/9871, first published .
The Complexity of Mental Health App Privacy Policies: A Potential Barrier to Privacy

The Complexity of Mental Health App Privacy Policies: A Potential Barrier to Privacy

The Complexity of Mental Health App Privacy Policies: A Potential Barrier to Privacy

Authors of this article:

Adam Powell 1, 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Preeti Singh 3 Author Orcid Image ;   John Torous 4 Author Orcid Image

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