Security, Privacy and Ownership Issues with the use of Wearable Health Technologies

Kerr, Don, Butler-Henderson, Kerryn, & Sahama, Tony (2016) Security, Privacy and Ownership Issues with the use of Wearable Health Technologies. In Marrington, Andrew, Kerr, Don, & Gammack, John (Eds.) Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies. IGI Global. (In Press)

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When considering the use of mobile or wearable health technologies to collect health data, a majority of users state security and privacy of their data is a primary concern. With users being connected 24/7, there is a higher risk today of data theft or the misappropriate use of health data. Furthermore, data ownership is often a misunderstood topic in wearable technology, with many users unaware who owns the data collected by a device, what that data can be used for and who can receive that data. Many countries are reviewing privacy governance in an attempt to clarify data privacy and ownership. But is it too late? This chapter explores the concepts of security and privacy of data from mobile and wearable technology, with specific examples, and the implications for the future.

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ID Code: 96976
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: wearable health technology, security, privacy, ownership, data integrity, BYOD
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1016-1
ISBN: 9781522510161
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2016 22:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 03:14

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