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Privacy Concerns Over Fitness Bands

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Your health and privacy are both topping tonight's health matters.

The latest fitness bands bring privacy concerns to the forefront. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer calling on congress to address an important privacy issue with fitness bands.

On Sunday, Schumer called the devices a 'privacy nightmare". He says when users enter their weight, age and other personal information, companies can sell those details without consent. He believes the Federal Trade Commission should take action.

"People don't realize that this kind of information is perfectly allowed to be stored by the company.  But worst of all, there are no laws that prevent the company that owns FitBit or any of the other bracelets from selling that information to other people.  Who would want a prospective employer to know their personal health data?" Senator Chuck Schumer says.

Schumer also says that the information is so detailed they can even tell who a person is by the way they walk.


Privacy Concerns Over Fitness Bands


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