What Happens When the Computer That Keeps You Alive Can Also Put You In Jail?
While you can delete your Facebook account or leave your Fitbit at home if you’re going somewhere you’d rather not be tracked, you can’t simply turn off your pacemaker. Not only does deactivating a pacemaker require a doctor, in some cases doctors actually refuse. What happens when privacy violations are committed by devices inside of us, devices that we can’t just turn off via settings? “EFF is concerned that as technology advances, the erosion of individual privacy in personally identifiable health information increases,” Stephanie Lacambra, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s criminal defense attorney, said.