How secure is your digital medical information?
How secure is your digital medical information?

Your medical tests, mobile health apps, and wearable devices produce data that reveal insights into your health and behavior. How secure is this data from hackers?

Listen in as national experts engage in “Conversations on Privacy,” five pre-recorded discussions exploring the benefits and dangers of the digital age.

The fourth conversation, “Bodies and Health: Wearing Your Doctor on Your Wrist,will be shown in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 21).

The series was presented by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and recorded in October and November at Tucson’s Fox Theater. The re-broadcasts are another of the Arizona Senior Academy’s “encore series” presentations giving east side residents a chance to enjoy thought-provoking lectures they might have missed when first offered downtown.

The Dec. 21 conversation will explore how new and emerging technologies are changing public health, the practice of medicine, and employment and insurance. The panel will highlight the biggest risks to your privacy and meaningful ways to maintain control over your personal information without losing the health benefits of the digital revolution.

From activity trackers to mobile apps to electronic health records, the availability of personal health data has disrupted established traditions in health care and created new commercial opportunities. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a non-profit working to preserve the user-controlled nature of the Internet, says these developments raise new questions about the privacy, security, and ethical implications of collecting and using such sensitive and personal information.

Jane Bambauer, Michelle De Mooy, and Shelten Yuen
Jane Bambauer, Michelle De Mooy, and Shelten Yuen

Jane Bambauer, an assistant professor in the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, will lead this conversation with Michelle De Mooy, director for the CDT’s Privacy and Data Project, and Shelten Yuen, director of research and development at Fitbit Inc.

Written by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer

More Info on attending an event
Academy Village is an active-adult community located off Old Spanish Trail six miles southeast of Saguaro National Park East. Its residents support the Arizona Senior Academy, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission includes offering free concerts and lectures to the public.

These events are held in the Great Room of The ASA Building adjacent to the Academy Village Community Center. Due to the popularity of cultural events, non-residents who wish to ensure priority seating are advised to make reservations by email at info@arizonasenioracademy.org or by phone at (520) 647-0980. To learn more about the Academy, go to www.asa-tucson.org.

Parking for visitors is in the lot behind the Community Center. All parking spaces in front of the Academy building are reserved.

How Secure Is Your Digital Health Data?: December 2016