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Privacy issues around wearables come into view

Media | 06/19/2015 3:17 pm EDT

As wearable technology moves further into the mainstream, thoughts are turning toward how individual privacy can be protected with such devices that track and transmit information as personal as health data and real-time location. Among the projects the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is slated to tackle over the next year is an analysis of fitness-tracker privacy and security. This project “will examine the relationship between the data collection and transmission practices of fitness-tracking devices, the cloud services they integrate with and how third parties may obtain access...