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Posted on: Aug 28, 2014

Wearable technology has been applied - extremely successfully - by the fitness market. According to Pew Research Center, nearly 70 percent of American adults use a fitness tracker of some sort on a regular basis. Whether people count the number of steps taken, the number of hours slept or their heart rate, a lot of personal information is literally at hand throughout the day - and then sent to the cloud.

One thing that users don't seem to track nearly as closely as their personal health data is where this information goes and who has access to it. This article in the August edition of CIO Magazine discusses the (lack of) laws on fitness trackers and the different ways privacy is infringed upon when users aren't careful. The article offers tips for users and also predicts where the market for fitness trackers is headed, including what role the legal profession and legislation will play in that future.

Check out the article for more on this topic.

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