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Digital therapist – data protection for depression apps

Interview with Prof. Andre Döring, Professor for Business Informatics and Data Protection Expert

06/01/2018

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Andre Döring, Professor for Business Informatics and Data Protection Expert

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The number of people suffering from depression is increasing worldwide.

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With the app as their digital companion, patients are meant to structure their everyday life to identify depressive episodes at an early stage and get help or alerts when their situation worsens.