01 Jan '17, 1pm

Can Privacy Legislation Keep up with Wearable Tech?

Wearable technology has seen a drastic increase in popularity since the smart watch trend took off in 2014. Since then, smart watches have taken on a variety of forms and functions, ranging anywhere from a simple fitness band with a small LCD screen, to near-perfect replicas of traditional luxury watches that can easily replace all functions of your phone. With increasing numbers of wrists sporting these devices, which have become more capable and feature rich, what sort of implications should we begin to expect from this new technology? Data Collection and Processing While the monitoring of your heart rate may seem relatively innocuous, around the world there are many regulatory safeguards in place to ensure that, when a company collects data from a consumer, it is handled in a very specific way. This includes ensuring that processed data is not tied in with any sort of i...

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