Federal Data Protection Commissioner Warns About Fitness Apps

Author:Mr Daniel McLoon, Mauricio F. Paez, Kevin D Lyles, Richard J. Johnson, Adam Salter, Undine von Diemar, Jonathon Little, Olivier Haas, Paloma Bru, Anita Leung, Anand Varadarajan and Alexa L. Sendukas
Profession:Jones Day

On July 17, the Federal Data Protection Commissioner issued a press release (source document in German) about the risks of using fitness apps offered by private health insurance companies in exchange for access to better insurance tariffs. The Commissioner pointed out that members of statutory health insurance policies are protected by law against the disclosure of sensitive data and suggested legislation...

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