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Europe Data Protection Digest | Under German law, some wearables, apps not up to data privacy snuff, agency warns Related reading: EU, US launch competition policy cooperation

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The German Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has warned fitness app and wearables developers that many of their practices do not meet legal requirements, Telecompaper reports. An agency study, testing an array of unnamed devices, found "many of the products fail to adequately protect user data," the report states. "In many cases, privacy statements concerning wearables are overly long, difficult to understand, insufficiently detailed and often not available in German," the report adds. "In many cases, health data was processed by external third parties, putting user privacy at risk. While some manufacturers alert users to the potential for data sharing with third parties, users often do not know who these third parties are or how to lodge an objection."
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