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Fitness and Personal Health Apps Could Pose Privacy Nightmare

Senator Schumer says patients’ data could be sold to third parties without their knowledge.

As more and more data is collected about an individual the issue of privacy becomes more challenging. Personal health and fitness data, gathered and stored by wearable fitness trackers such as FitBit and others, is so rich that an individual can be identified by their gait, says U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). He warns that such data can potentially be sold to third parties, like employers, insurance providers and other companies, without the users’ knowledge or consent, potentially creating a privacy nightmare. Read More
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