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"Google runs into data fears over $2.1bn Fitbit deal"

The Financial Times's Hannah Kuchler quotes Maurice Stucke over the concerns that the search giant will feed its growing healthcare business with the data of the 27m people who use Fitbit fitness trackers:


Maurice Stucke, a professor of law at the University of Tennessee, said the acquisition could be an important case as regulators will need to decide whether it could “significantly decrease privacy” for Fitbit users and whether Google’s access to this data could help it dominate further in its core markets, such as online advertising for search. “When you have a company like Google, which has violated privacy laws multiple times . . . you can imagine it will raise significant concerns,” he said.


The article is available here.

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