Why Life Insurance Companies want your Fitbit Data
Customers can withhold their fitness data, but that will result in higher premiums, which may put life insurance out of reach for low-income earners. This in turn could have an impact on whether would-be homeowners can take out mortgages, some of which can require a life insurance policy on the principle borrower.
A Life Insurance Company Wants to Track your Fitness Data
A company using what seems like a fun smartphone game to get you to walk more might be a slippery slope. With access to all that data, what will a big corporation ultimately do with it? This is still new, so the implications are murky.
Don’t Share Your Health Data with Insurance Companies Just for the Perks
Insurers are today capable of and are, in fact, gathering ever-more-detailed information about us, using publicly available and purchasable information like shopping records, household details, and social-media profiles to inform decisions.
Your Insurance Company Knows More About you than Facebook
Congress may have forced Mark Zuckerberg to reveal more about personal data gathered on Facebook (FB). But consider this: Your insurance company likely knows a lot more about you.
New Tech & Big Data: Are They Good for Insurance?
Richard Keating investigates how big data and new technologies are changing the face of the insurance industry, and examines the resulting threats and opportunities.
The Impact of Big Social Data (Thinking Out Loud with LIMRA Podcast)
Jennifer Golbeck, Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland speaks with LIMRA’s Eric Sondergeld about “Big Social Data” and how to balance the need by industry for insight with the desire for privacy by consumers.
Do Health Apps Threaten the Privacy of Sensitive Data?
The growing use of smartphone apps and wearable devices to generate personal health and lifestyle data poses a dilemma for privacy. While individuals have much to gain using apps to help them manage ongoing health concerns, including better understanding of their health, the privacy of the data itself may be at risk.
From Insurance to Surveillance: Experts Debate Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Big Data is scary. That's the one thing that four people from very different professions agreed on during a panel at a Kenyon College political-science conference about technology's impact on privacy in the 21st century.