Protecting personal data on wearable devices or healthcare applications

Serap Günal, General Manager of Cybersist








Wearable devices or health applications that enhance the user experience also dominate personal data. Cyrapist General Manager Serap Günal, who emphasizes that these applications and devices contain a lot of specialized information from the time a person wakes up to the heartbeat, lists 6 steps that users should pay attention to to protect personal data on wearable devices. And applications with low cyber security.

Wearable technological devices and applications, which are especially preferred because they facilitate health and sports experience, provide information by recording our activity, while also taking the risk of sharing this data they collect with third parties in a digital environment. When you wake up every morning and go to bed, data about how much you walk each day, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate can be collected as personal data sets on wearable devices. Reminding that Bluetooth connectivity is preferred between most of these devices and that cybercriminals can access these collected data sets, Cypressist General Manager Serap Gunal emphasized that users are not helpless to ensure security on wearable devices and 6 steps they can follow.

Wearable technology products maintain their presence through regular data recordings

The wearable device, which started its journey with the smart watch, is now also made as a garment that can be used in everyday life. These technology products regularly record data to organize activities and generate recommendations. These devices, which draw more attention to the axis of health and fitness applications, act as digital assistants in matters such as sleep routine monitoring, heartbeat rhythms and sports routines. To do this, users need to collect data while they are asleep. These technologies, where users store their personal data inspired by the benefits provided in their daily lives, attract the attention of cyber criminals. Noting that there are ways to prevent hackers from capturing and using very detailed data, Serap Günal lists 6 cybersecurity recommendations for users who want to ensure the security of their personal data on wearable devices.

One. Choose apps consciously. To make your life easier, comments from other users can be a productive source of information for you in the app you choose. If the apps you are interested in are also recommended from strong and reliable sources, they are more likely to follow security guidelines and take care to enforce data privacy laws.

2. Your privacy settings are important. To protect your personal data when using your device, make sure the privacy settings are enabled in the most appropriate way for you. Ensuring your security by customizing the default settings may be the quickest step you can take.

3. Knowing the privacy policies will help you to be a conscious user Your wearable technology devices should share with you how it regularly collects and uses data from you. Reading these policies will make it easier for you to deal with unwanted situations while using the device If the privacy policy shared with you contains information that is not explicitly understood, you may contact the Company.

4. Be careful when sharing location information. Location information is very important for wearable devices, especially when used for sports. Keeping your location information off when you’re not using devices is a precaution that you can always take to keep information safe, such as home and work addresses that you don’t want cybercriminals to use.

5. Your app’s privacy policy may change over time, so stay tuned. Personal data protection is an area where they can enhance user experience satisfaction by putting themselves ahead in the sector for applications. Even if the transparency of the privacy policy is the factor that draws you to the step-by-step application, companies may change their position later. Regularly checking who and how your data is shared will have a positive effect on your security.

6. Don’t forget your unused device. Users can now forget to delete their digital assets on a device they don’t like. You can delete your personal data on your device by returning to factory settings, but it would be better to contact the application to permanently delete your data.

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