Wearable Device Privacy – A Legislative Priority?

Wearable Device Privacy – A Legislative Priority?

Seemingly every day, new types of wearable devices are popping up on the market.  Google Glass, Samsung’s Gear, Fitbit (a fitness and activity tracker), Pulse (a fitness tracker that measures heart rate and blood oxygen), and Narrative (a wearable, automatic camera) are just a few of the more popular “wearables” currently on the market, not to mention Apple’s “iWatch,” rumored to be released later this year.

Closely Examining the FTC’s Agenda to Tackle Big Data and Discrimination

By | Inside Privacy | August 12, 2014
Credit: Rosa Menkman

Last Friday, the FTC announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” which will take place on Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 8:00 a.m.  As we’ve previously reported, the workshop will build on recent efforts by the FTC and other government agencies to understand how new technologies affect the economy, government, and society, and the implications on individual privacy.