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Watch Out: Privacy Concerns in the Age of Wearable Technology

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled Apple Watch, perhaps the most hotly anticipated product debut in the burgeoning market for wearable technology.
The Cupertino, Calif., company’s introduction of the Apple Watch is a harbinger of an explosion not only in wearables but in the apps designed for them. We can expect tremendous innovations in the wearables field over the coming months and years — and, with those innovations, significant challenges.
This article examines the legal and ethical issues raised by wearable tech, particularly privacy concerns surrounding these Internet and mobile devices.