International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2022)

Legal protections for health data processed using artificial intelligence wearable and the adequacy of the Nigeria data protection regulation


Musa Omayi Sandra

Artificial intelligence wearable technologies offer endless possibilities to the healthcare sector. They offer a proactive approach to healthcare and can detect health challenges early before they develop into more significant issues. While it offers certain benefits and usefulness, there are privacy and security risks. The sensitive nature of personal data – health data that these technologies collect requires that data protection and privacy legislations specifically respond to their use for processing health data. This paper seeks to analyze the provisions of the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation, 2019 (the Regulation) to ascertain whether its provisions are adequate in protecting the health data collected through artificial intelligence (AI) wearable and whether specific protection in the context of artificial intelligence (AI) wearable is provided for health data. To this end, the Regulation is juxtaposed with the Data Protection Bill, 2020 and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016 to highlight and compare the differences in protection.
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Musa Omayi Sandra. Legal protections for health data processed using artificial intelligence wearable and the adequacy of the Nigeria data protection regulation. International Journal of Law, Volume 8, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 177-183
International Journal of Law