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4 Questions Raised By Athletes' Use Of Wearable Devices

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Wearable devices and other tracking technology are giving athletes and sports teams more data to improve training and performance on the field or court, but the vast amount of information about players’ behavior and biometrics raises a host of legal issues that current laws and labor contracts are not yet equipped to handle.

Analytics have already transformed sports by allowing teams to adjust line-ups, strategies and tactics based on statistical data, but devices produced by companies such as Whoop, Fitbit and Garmin, and apparel makers like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, can generate an even larger treasure trove of data on...

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