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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 November 20, 2013
  2. 2. What is all about? Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper 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 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 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 5
  6. 6. Cloud projects – transfer of data Giulio Coraggio - DLA Piper 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 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 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 - DLA Piper 9