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February 7, 2016

Senator Targets a Fitness Monitoring Device

A bracelet monitoring device, FitBit, used to track individual fitness health information is the current privacy target of Senator Charles E. Schumer.  The device provides feedback on location and basic individual health statistics to assist a fitness regimen.

The New York Democrat insists the information is private health data and is seeking Federal Trade Commission action to force the manufacturer to offer an “opt-out” option on the sale of the health and fitness data to third parties. Schumer issued his call for regulatory action in a recent statement and New York television appearance.

The bracelet manufacturer’s privacy policy says that its data will not be sold to third parties.

Last year, an FTC staff report recommended privacy guidelines for mobile health application providers, which would allow for user selection of the types of information that can be shared.

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