Apple seeks lawyer specializing in health privacy, hinting at med-tech developments

For clues regarding what Apple's latest project may be, one can look at the company's job postings. The tech giant is seeking a "Privacy Counsel" with a focus on HIPAA and health to develop privacy solutions for products, suggesting Apple is planning to make further strides in the healthcare environment, reports Business Insider.

According to the job listing, Apple seeks somebody who can assist business, engineering and legal teams on product development, assist with privacy complaints and breaches and advising on licensing, procurement deals and corporate acquisitions.

Apple generally gives HIPAA-related responsibilities to third-party app developers, but seeking in-house counsel suggests the company may have plans to dive deeper into the healthcare market, suggests Business Insider.

Apple has been vocal about how it wants to be positioned in the healthcare environment. Speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam, Apple CEO Tim Cook was frank about how he envisions the future of the Apple Watch. "One day, this is my prediction, we will look back and we will wonder: How can I ever have gone without the [Apple Watch]? Because the holy grail of the watch is being able to monitor more and more of what's going on in the body," he said.

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