An opinion from the Article 29 Working Party regarding data collection has raised concerns with fitness tracking manufacturers, Bloomberg reports. The WP29 opinion states employers should not be allowed to issue health care wearables to their employees, even if employees offer their consent. The regulators state employers should be prohibited from accessing the data from the wearables, even if it is aggregated for the entire workforce. Wearable manufacturers have expressed their issues with the opinion. Fitbit states employees should be informed of the ways their data is used and given the option to opt out of data-sharing practices without any consequences.
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