Smartphone Apps & HIPAA–more evidence of trouble

A colleague sent this article to me recently… it’s about an entirely different set of smartphone apps that scrape data (contacts, especially) from your phone and send it to their servers, perhaps temporarily, perhaps permanently.  And they do it without your permission or perhaps even awareness.  Do you have client information in your contacts?  Do you have apps installed on that phone?  Do you know what your phone is doing when you’re not looking?  ;^)  You may be out of compliance.