America’s Top Privacy Regulator Won’t Wear a Fitbit

FitBit_Surge_watchDarn! I just purchased a new Fitbit “smart watch” last week. After reading an article in The Guardian, I have taken the watch off my wrist and placed it in a drawer.

As chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is America’s top privacy regulator. She won’t wear a Fitbit. Speaking at a CES panel, Ramirez said she uses a pedometer because “I don’t want my sensitive health information being shared. Companies need to be sure they don’t collect information they truly don’t need.”

The Guardian’s article may be found at http://goo.gl/oBdVuw.

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