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Safety of Personal Health Information: Regulation Around the Emergence of Wearable Technology

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu

WASHINGTON (September 30, 2016) — Wearable technology allow us to log huge amounts of information about ourselves that is designed to help us live healthier lives. But what are the legal, policy and regulatory issues associated with health information and the wearable technology boom from the perspective of privacy advocates, government and industry?

Leading experts in the field will address these issues during "Safety of Personal Health Information: Regulation around the Emergence of Wearable Technology," an O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

WHAT:

Safety of Personal Health Information: Regulation around the Emergence of Wearable Technology

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016; 1:20 — 3:20 p.m.

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Via live stream here

WHO:

Moderator:

  • Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology

Featured Panelists:

  • Ms. Deven McGraw, Deputy Director, Health Information Privacy, Department of Health & Human Services
  • Ms. Michelle DeMooy, Acting Director of Privacy & Data Project Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Ms. Cora Han, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy & Identity Protection
  • Ms. Kelsey Finch, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

MEDIA: Space is limited. Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 with Karen Teber: km463@georgetown.edu

The hashtag for this event is #oneillcolloquium.

About the 2016 O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The Colloquium engages leading experts, Georgetown students and faculty, and the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in national and global health law, policy, and governance. Colloquia intentionally blur the lines between students, faculty and policymakers, as a wide variety of perspectives enhances the learning experience. The inclusion of multiple academic disciplines also promises to deepen the quality of the learning experience.

The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public's health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O'Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.

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