How to protect your privacy when using mental health care apps

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Prospective users can take certain steps to ensure their data might be more protected when using online therapy apps, according to some experts. Jenny Kane/AP

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Online therapy has become a booming industry in recent years, but with that growth comes questions about how well these types of companies are protecting the privacy of their patients.

Most recently, in June, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Ron Wyden asked two leading online therapy companies, BetterHelp and Talkspace, to provide information about how they

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