Their findings indicate clear benefits over risks 80% of the health apps evaluated in a European study transmitted health-related data to third-party companies, with only half doing so over secure (HTTPS) connections.
Most of the apps did not meet legal requirements or standards meant to prevent users’ inappropriate and uncontrolled data usage and disclosure to third-party companies.
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COST is one of the few 'delivery rooms' for research on subjects that are not (yet) commercially interesting, but can be of enormous societal value in future.
It offers junior researchers a chance to get overview, and to build a network.
COST is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond.
Scientists in the new EU member states, who are insufficiently involved in Horizon 2020 because of the lower competitiveness of their research units, get an opportunity through COST to be involved in the creative activities of Horizon 2020.COST has been integral in creating new links/collaborations across Europe in fields different to my own.Moreover, through COST, we have been able to offer Masters and Ph D students the opportunity to undertake internships in the UK with us.As the Chair of the COST Action FA1404 I can see how paramount are the activities led by COST.Training Schools and short-term scientific missions, for instance but not exclusively, are unique activities allowing rapidly young researchers to gain skills and knowledge from European partners and even from our competitors worldwide.