Wearable Technology, Privacy Issues

  • Pablo SaaEmail author
  • Oswaldo Moscoso-Zea
  • Sergio Lujan-Mora
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


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.


Wearables Wearable technology Privacy issue Wearables regulations Wearable data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Saa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oswaldo Moscoso-Zea
    • 1
  • Sergio Lujan-Mora
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering SciencesUniversidad Tecnológica EquinoccialQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Department of Software and Computing SystemsUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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