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German watchdog warns against fitness data breaches

Tuesday 6 December 2016 | 14:00 CET | News
The German government has issued a warning that many fitness apps and wearables do not meet the state's stringent data privacy requirements. The German Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information undertook a test of data privacy protections among health apps and wearables, and found many of the products fail to adequately protect user data. In many cases, privacy statements concerning wearables are overly long, difficult to understand, insufficiently detailed and often not available in German. Many wearables are only represented by a service office in Germany, not a company

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