There is an increasingly common recognition that internet-connected medical devices can dramatically improve health outcomes and lower costs, but also create tremendous privacy and cybersecurity risks. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has already issued substantial guidance regarding device cybersecurity, but other countries are now also jumping on the bandwagon. For example, the French National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products recently announced the creation of a “temporary specialized scientific committee” on the cybersecurity of medical device software.

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