Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

CBS St. Louis

This week Apple announced something everyone saw coming: the Apple Watch.

That announcement also brought the potential for a healthier future with apps and technology used for health and fitness and an even more innovative technology that?s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it?s privacy risks.

What Is ResearchKit?

Apple?s ResearchKit is an open source software framework the company designed for health and medical research, and it?s the company?s latest foray into world-changing technology.

The point of the software is to help doctors and scientists gather research data for medical research should an Apple user decide to enroll.

In other words, Apple Watch users can easily volunteer to be a participant for research studies, by using apps recently developed for studies of asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson?s disease.

All Apple Watch users would have to do is agree to the monitoring…

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