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Sleep Wearables and Athletes: Legal Questions in the Digital Age

By: Suzanne Byrne, JD
March 28th, 2019

Wearables have become ubiquitous in our modern society, especially with both weekend and professional athletes. In particular, there has been a rapid implementation of wearables that monitor sleep into professional sports teams since 2008. However, this has created some unique legal challenges that need to be considered. The potential problems with these devices are the accuracy and legitimacy of the data from the wearable, the privacy of the data collected and the ownership of the data.

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