Most brain monitors sold to consumers don’t keep your data private

Many brain-monitoring headsets and other neurotech devices are available for commercial use

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Many makers of brain-monitoring headsets and other consumer neurotechnology devices may be playing fast and loose with their privacy and data-sharing policies. An analysis of these companies’ policies shows many gather users’ neural data and maintain the right to share or sell the information without additional permission from users.

The findings come from a report by the Neurorights Foundation, a research organisation based in New York. The foundation looked at 30 companies that sell neurotech devices or services…

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