Why no one cares about privacy

If the sheer frequency of headlines is anything go by, you could be forgiven for believing that Australians everywhere are up in arms over their privacy online. That they’re fuming about the collection and storage of their metadata. That they’re losing sleep over the government’s ability to check on where they go online, what they say online, to whom they say it and when and where they say it.

Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom

Personal injury cases are prime targets for manipulation and conjecture. How do you show that someone who’s been in a car accident can’t do their job properly, and deserves thousands of dollars in compensation? Till now lawyers have relied on doctors to observe someone for half an hour or so and give their, sometimes-biased opinion. Soon, they might also tap the wealth of quantifiable data provided by fitness trackers. A law firm in Calgary is working on the first known personal injury case that will use activity data from a Fitbit to help show the effects of an accident on their client.

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