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The Legal Problems with Wearables

The Legal Intelligencer's Lizzy McLellan has a piece analyzing the legal problems posed by wearable technology: "Lawyers in the technology space agreed that new capabilities provided by wearable devices like Google Glass and GoPro cameras, as well as nonwearable but portable devices, like smartphones and tablets, have created some questions of criminal and civil law that have yet to be answered, or are answered inconsistently in different jurisdictions. But that will not slow down users and creators of those tools, they said."

Matthew C. Mousley of Duane Morris, told McLellan that invasion of privacy claims will turn on the venue where the technology is used, including if there is an expectation that actions won't be recorded in that space or there is a policy against recording in that space.