Privacy Concerns Over Fitness Wearables

Fitness wearables have enabled us to own our health. But despite the wealth of information they provide, medical officials have yet to take advantage of them, which may be a good thing.

Reports that Americans are ready to embrace the fitness tech revolution, but a majority have concerns about how their medical data will be protected. The unfortunate truth is that the information transmitted by your device isn’t just between you and your doctor—there are third-parties involved.

In this post-Snowden era, Americans want to know that some things are kept private, like their medical history–there’s a reason why doctor-patient confidentiality exists after all.