Survival Tips with The Data Diva – Debbie Reynolds: Internet of Things & Bodies – Pitfalls to Know

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Matt from ESI Survival Guide and The Data Diva herself – Debbie Reynolds – discuss the “Internet ofs” hierarchy, and highlight some of the lesser known pitfalls associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Bodies (IoB) devices.

Debbie notes that when we think of an Internet connected device, we often think of something with a screen with which we can interact. However, consider smart speakers and other devices that you may not even be aware are actively collecting your data.

Following a discussion about IoB devices in the context of COVID-19, she breaks down IoB data into two distinct categories and underscores the privacy implications of each.

When dealing with IoT devices, you really must consider the following questions:1. What data is being collected? 2. Why is your data being collected? 3. Who is collecting your data? 4. How is your data being used?

We then discuss how personal health information collected by IoB devices could be leveraged in a negative manner with discriminatory impact before offering viewers a survival tip:

Survival Tip #1 – When it comes to consumer IoT devices, the name of the game is Caveat Emptor! Educate yourself!

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Written by Matthew Knouff

Matthew F. Knouff, Esq., CIPP/US, CEDS, RCSP, Sr. Solutions Consultant, Legility LLC Matthew has been navigating the ESI and data law wilderness for over fifteen years as an attorney, consultant and academic. He currently serves as a Sr. Solutions Consultant with Legility LLC., an award-winning global provider of eDiscovery and data management services and technology. He is an expert in eDiscovery law and process, global data privacy and the movement of data across borders. In addition to contributing to and holding leadership positions with several organizations dedicated to supporting the legal profession, he has developed numerous CLE programs and assessment tools, and frequently speaks and writes on various topics related to the intersection of data, law and technology. He holds the CIPP/US, CEDS and RCSP certifications, is an avid distance runner, an active board member with Education Through Music, a Tarheel through and through, a life-long musician and an obsessive autodidact. Matthew lives with his son in New York City.

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