Biggest Privacy Problems In Fitness Trackers Still To Come

Law360, New York (August 19, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT) -- The nascent field of wearable fitness technology holds great promise for public health policy and personal wellness as the technology moves from counting steps to advancements such as sensing changes in a user's hydration levels, but as consumers are becoming more concerned about privacy and what happens with their personal data, attorneys say the biggest privacy challenges are still on the horizon.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act doesn't cover wearable fitness devices and the Federal Trade Commission's guidance on what constitutes reasonable cybersecurity measures isn't particularly clear or helpful, according to experts, although it does encourage companies to build in...

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