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


Butler-Henderson, K and Sahama, T and Kerr, D, Security, Privacy, and Ownership Issues with the Use of Wearable Health Technologies, Managing Security Issues and the Hidden Dangers of Wearable Technologies, IGI Global, A Marrington, D Kerr & J Gammack (ed), United States, pp. 161-181. ISBN 9781522510161 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2017 IGI Global

DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1016-1.ch007


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Butler-Henderson, K (Associate Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson)
ID Code:112337
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2016-11-04
Last Modified:2018-03-27

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