Überprüft am: 20. April 2022
Wysa describes itself as "an emotionally intelligent chatbot that uses AI to react to the emotions you express." Launched in 2016 by founder Jo Aggarwal, who discovered bots were easier to talk to when dealing with her own depression, the app says it offers "a mood tracker, mindfulness coach, anxiety helper, and mood-boosting buddy, all rolled into one." Along with Wysa's AI chatbot, the app also offers in-app text-based chat sessions with real, live therapists. Wysa offers some free access to their AI chatbot. To access more features, users can choose between two subscription options, $99 per year for access to the tools, or $99 per month for access to the tools and coaches.
So, how does Wysa's privacy look? We're so happy to say, Wysa's privacy looks pretty dang good! They seem to be one of the rare mental health apps that isn't looking to make money off your personal information. Good work Wysa!
Was könnte passieren, wenn etwas schiefgeht?
There are so many bad-for-your-privacy mental health apps out there in the world it is depressing. Thank goodness Wysa doesn't seem to be one of them! They don't require any personal identifiers to use their service. They don't request your personal data. They don't share your personal data. They don't sell it either. What?!? It's so refreshing to see a mental health app with strong privacy practices. Good on you Wysa.
Wysa does say that no direct marketing is performed but that they may use social media or other marketing, but no personal data is shared for this purpose. Again, that is very good. Consumer Reports did find in 2021 that Wysa shared some data with Facebook, but from what we can tell, that is likely not personal information. And all those AI chatbot conversations, Wysa says they will never share that data without user consent.
Wysa says they can share aggregated, de-identified data for analytics and to help improve their AI. We're not too worried about this with Wysa as they say they don't process geolocation at a level that makes your data identifiable but we also feel compelled to mention it has been found to be relatively easy to de-identify such user data where location data is more precise.
All in all, Wysa seems to be a breath of fresh air in the mental health app space. It actually take steps to implement privacy and security by design and default. We absolutely love that here at *Privacy Not Included. Thank you Wysa and please, keep up the good work!
Tipps zu Ihrem Schutz
- For extra security, you can use the app without registering.
- Wysa provides the following security tips:
- Always lock your mobile screen by setting a password. Use strong passwords and keep passwords private. Never leave your device unattended.
- Always extend your mobile screen password to set an App PIN to keep your conversations with the App private.
- Always keep your mobile operating system up-to-date.
- Enable remote access of your devices to enable you to locate and control your devices remotely in the event your device gets stolen.
- Install anti-virus software to protect against virus attacks and infections
- Avoid phishing emails. Do not open files, click on links or download programs from an unknown source.
- Be wise about using Wi-Fi. Before you send personal and sensitive data over your laptop or mobile device on a public wireless network in a coffee shop, library, airport, hotel, or other public place, see if your data will be protected.
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Was kann zur Registrierung verwendet werden?
Welche Daten sammelt das Unternehmen?
Nickname, all other is optional
Wellness information (such as feelings, sentiment, mood, major life events, well-being assessments, coping ability, energy levels, objections)
Wie nutzt das Unternehmen die Daten?
Wie können Sie Ihre Daten kontrollieren?
Wie ist das Unternehmen in der Vergangenheit mit den Daten über seine Verbraucher umgegangen?
No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.
Informationen zum Datenschutz bei Kindern
Kann dieses Produkt offline genutzt werden?
Benutzerfreundliche Informationen zum Datenschutz?
Wysa provides an extensive privacy FAQ.
Links zu Datenschutzinformationen
Erfüllt dieses Produkt unsere Mindestsicherheitsstandards?
Wysa use TLS and SSL encryption during transfer and AES-256 protocol at rest.
Umgang mit Schwachstellen
According to Wysa, "Wysa AI Coach is an artificial intelligence-based 'emotionally intelligent' service which responds to the emotions you express and uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), DBT, meditation, breathing, yoga, motivational interviewing and micro-actions to help you build mental resilience skills and feel better."
The AI Coach will always check if it has understood you incorrectly before progressing.
Ist diese KI nicht vertrauenswürdig?
Welche Entscheidungen trifft die KI über Sie oder für Sie?
Wysa decides what kind of help/content to provide you.
Gibt das Unternehmen transparent an, wie die KI funktioniert?
Hat der Benutzer die Kontrolle über die KI-Funktionen?
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