O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium:
Safety of Personal Health Information: Regulation around the Emergence of Wearable Technology
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
1:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
or via live stream here
Our world is more connected than ever thanks to gains in technology that give us instantaneous access to information around the globe. One of the most recent booms in technology has focused on the individual, allowing us to track huge amounts of information about ourselves that is designed to help us live healthier lives. We can track the number of steps we take, how much water we drink, how long we sleep and how we exercise through wearable technology. All of this information is tracked on our personal devices, stored in technology clouds and few of us consider when and why such information about us might be being accessed. Co-sponsored with the Georgetown Center for Privacy and Technology, this session of the Colloquium will explore the legal, policy and regulatory issues associated with health information and the wearable technology boom from the perspective of privacy advocates, government and industry.
Professor Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology
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
2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The purpose of the Colloquium is to engage leading experts, Georgetown Law students and faculty, and interested members of the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in global health law, policy and governance. The 2016 Colloquium will address two themes. First, at a time of increasing inequality, economic uncertainty, and evolving health and other threats, how can health law and public health be used to foster security—personal, community, national, and ultimately global security that leads to healthier populations the world over? And, second, what are the roles of different stakeholders in effecting policy change and how can lawyers and others advance change through different roles, whether as government policymakers, community advocates, researchers, or litigators?
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.
The O’Neill Institute Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.
The hashtag for this event is #oneillcolloquium.
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