Austrian privacy advocacy group NOYB has filed three complaints against Fitbit in Austria, the Netherlands, and Italy for allegedly violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Google-owed fitness tracking company requires European users to agree to the transfer of their data with the United States and other countries, which means sensitive data could end up in countries with lesser privacy protections than the EU without clear information or consent. NOYB claims that this consent is not free, informed, or specific and, therefore, does not meet the requirements set under the GDPR.
Maartje de Graaf, data protection lawyer at NOYB: “Five years into the GDPR, Fitbit is still trying to enforce a ‘take it or leave it’ approach.”
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