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Ownership of healthcare data in the IoT era, Part 2

Robin Singh ( is Regulatory Compliance and Fraud Control Lead at an Abu Dhabi healthcare government entity in the United Arab Emirates.

This is the second in a three-part series that will focus on how the world of the Internet of Things works, its variabilities, and privacy concerns when it comes to a healthcare system. Part 1 was published in the June 2019 issue of Compliance Today.

To predict what data ownership and control might look like in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, we must first understand how everything works now. Essentially, machine-generated data (MGD), which is what we’ll be seeing more of in the IoT era, is owned by the entity that owns the device that collected or recorded the data in the first place. In other words, if you’re the owner of a smart device, the data recorded on it is yours.[1]

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