Cloud Computing: Are privacy fears affecting the rise of wearable technology?

Grazed from ITProPortal.  Author: Nick Black.

As more wearable devices continue to enter into the market and into our lives, questions are being raised as to how vulnerable this may be making us when it comes to potential security and privacy risks.  Smartphones already have the capacity to hold a large quantity of data about us as individuals and wearable technology is likely to work in a similar way – with fitness trackers able to store information about our health, for example, or the routes taken during exercise sessions.

There have been many pieces of research that have looked into the connection between possible privacy risks and wearable technology. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, surveyed 4,000 people in the UK and US and found that 51 per cent of those who took part believed privacy was an issue when it came to the adoption of wearable technology, and 62 per cent said wearables should be regulated in some way...

Our own research found that 42 per cent of people in the UK thought that wearable technology posed a risk to their privacy, with only 18 per cent saying that they were not concerned about privacy risks. It is interesting to point out that the remaining 40 per cent did not know either way...

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