Request For Research Presentations For the PrivacyCon Conference
Not presenting but of great importance and absolute necessity to safeguard is the use of wirelessly enabled medical implant devices regardless of their intended use. Designating intended use does not limit the devices ability especially to individuals with malicious intent. Although device manufacturers can not always anticipate a particular device vulnerability it is imperative the United States Federal Government can track who has legal access to wirelessly enabled medical implant devices and who has illegal access to wirelessly enabled medical implant devices. There is no difference between me telling someone "you do not have permission to access my device", then breaking the law and accessing my device, or just plain hacking my device without my knowledge. Either way the United States Federal Government has agencies with capabilities to monitor the use of such medical devices and should use every bit of the law to enforce the privacy of individuals with said such devices implanted within their persons. Privacy laws should be reinforced, medical privacy laws should be strengthened and prosecution of those who violate medical privacy laws should be championed. This would foster a new alliance between local, state and federal Governments allowing coordinated task forces with interoperability between local municipality and Federal Government interagency initiatives. In conclusion this task force initiative would provide three solutions: 1. Strategic effort by Government to protect individuals privacy. 2. Combining cost sharing. 3. Improving and Building trust in the health industry for the individual.