Getting Personal—Wearable Devices, Data, and Compliance

November 16, 2021


In the final episode of the season, co-hosts Bill Mariano and Rob Hellewell review a New Yorker piece by Kyle Chayka about the beauty and uncanniness of AI-created images delivered by the Twitter handle @images_ai.

The co-hosts then bring on Thora Johnson of Orrick for a riveting discussion about the rise in wearable devices and the personal data they’re collecting. They discuss the fascinating innovation in health-related technology and apps and the significant data compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity issues that are accompanying it. Some key questions from their conversation include: 

  • Beyond the more well-known wearable devices and health-related apps, what others are out there and what types of data are they collecting?
  • The proliferation of data these devices and apps are generating have created a unique set of intersecting compliance, security, and privacy challenges—what are some of the most critical to understand?
  • How can teams mitigate the risk of a cyber breach? And in the event it does happen, what are best practices in terms of responding to a breach?
  • What should attorneys and legal teams know about the FTC’s recent announcement that it plans to “vigorously” enforce its 2009 Health Breach Notification rule?
  • What regulatory issues related to apps collecting genetic information that people should be aware of?

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The podcast wholly devoted to pursuing the legal technology revolution. Co-hosts Bill Mariano and Paige Hunt explore the impacts and possibilities that new technology, including AI, is creating for eDiscovery, modern data, compliance, privacy, and information governance.