Wearable Technology, Privacy Issues
Pablo Saa, Oswaldo Moscoso-Zea, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 2018), p. 518-527, Libertad (Ecuador), January 11-13 2018. ISBN: 978-3-319-73450-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73450-7_49
(ICITS'18c) Congreso internacional / International conference
The market of wearable devices, which includes advanced devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, augmented and virtual reality headsets, wearable cameras and other gadgets, is growing at a spectacularly fast pace thanks to the acceptance by users with open arms. However, there exist some concerns about how wearable devices could affect people’s privacy. This paper presents a literature review of privacy issues related to wearable devices. Due to the novelty of this topic, there is a lack of legislation and most wearable manufacturers do not respect the privacy of their customers. The main concern is related to the potential incorrect use of health data collected by wearable devices. Finally, from the information reviewed, several implications to be considered by all stakeholders are drawn.