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Wearable technologies, privacy and intellectual property rights

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Outline of main legal issues connected to the usage of wearable technologies with particular reference to privacy and data protection, intellectual property rights and confidentiality

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Wearable technologies, privacy and intellectual property rights

  1. 1. Webinar Wearable technologies, privacy and IP rights Global Lawyers Association Giulio Coraggio DLA Piper Italy giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com November 20, 2013
  2. 2. What is all about? Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 2
  3. 3. Agenda  Processing of users' personal data:  data transfers  data relating to the holder of the device but also third parties  How are wearable technologies protected?  What are the possible additional risks? Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 3
  4. 4. Processing of users' data  Which data protection law applies?  What consent and authorizations are required? and in the case of biometric data?  What security measures shall be adopted?  What data can be accessed? Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 4
  5. 5. Remote patient monitoring system  Relationship between hospitals / sponsors / platform providers  Purposes of processing  Medical treatment, clinical trials, articles etc.  What are anonymous data?  Issue applies to any sector Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 5
  6. 6. Cloud projects – transfer of data Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 6
  7. 7. How are these devices protected?  Is the software a medical device?  What impact on the growth of the market?  Trademark protection of generic terms by technology companies? Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 7
  8. 8. Additional risks  Misuse of confidential information  information can be collected and transferred to third parties very easily  review of companies' internal policy  Monitoring of employees?  Collection of sounds/images of third parties Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 8
  9. 9. Thank you! Giulio Coraggio DLA Piper Italy T +39 02 80 618 619 M +39 334 68 81 147 E giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper giulio.coraggio@dlapiper.com 9

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