Ethical problems of smart wearable devices

Victor Chang, Xin Xu, Barbara Wong, Victor Mendez

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Abstract

With usage of big data and development of advanced technology, smart wearable devices have come to market with multifunction. The wearables include smart watches, smart bands, smart glasses and so on. The big data and data analysis can provide more benefits for users and companies. As for users, smart wearables can help to provide a more convenient and healthier lifestyle. Besides, the big data can provide more support for decision making of companies and may encourage creativity. However, ethical problems also appear with the development of smart wearables. First, vulnerabilities of system can be found, which may pose potential threat to users. Second, misused data will also cause bad influence and the companies should be more transparent on the usage of personal data. Third, some smart wearable companies take priority of multifunction of devices rather than data safety. Based on these problems, different entities should take on responsibilities. Users should improve their awareness and knowledge to protect their personal data. As for companies, some principles of personal data released by OECD can be applied when companies deal with personal information. When it comes to society, supervisions of the industry and support for advanced technology should be carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPLEXIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk
EditorsFarshad Firouzi, Ernesto Estrada, Victor Mendez Munoz, Victor Chang
PublisherSciTePress
Pages121-129
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583667
ISBN (Print)9789897583667
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 2 May 20194 May 2019
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameCOMPLEXIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk
Abbreviated titleCOMPLEXIS 2019
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period2/05/194/05/19

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    Chang, V., Xu, X., Wong, B., & Mendez, V. (2019). Ethical problems of smart wearable devices. In F. Firouzi, E. Estrada, V. M. Munoz, & V. Chang (Eds.), COMPLEXIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (pp. 121-129). (COMPLEXIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0007722000520058