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Wearable tracking device data may be used more often in civil lawsuits, Daily Journal ft. Mark Mao

Posted Dec 22, 2014

Hsiao (Mark) C. Mao, Vice Chair of both KD’s Technology Practices Group and Financial Services Practice Group, is quoted in an article discussing the potential for data collected by wearable devices to be used in civil lawsuits. The article was published by the Daily Journal on December 22, 2014.

A lot of lay people think that their personal health information is automatically covered by laws like HIPAA,” said Hsiao C. Mao, a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP. “That is not necessarily true, because generally only ‘covered entities’ and their ‘business associates’ are. And a lot of the developers of applications may not fall under those covered categories.

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