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Europe’s privacy regulator said Google’s Fitbit purchase has ‘high’ privacy risks.

The European Data Protection Board said: "The possible further combination and accumulation of sensitive personal data regarding people in Europe by a major tech company could entail a high level of risk to privacy and data protection."


The takeover still needs to be approved by the European Commission, and the EDPB said it "will consider any implications for the protection of personal data … and stands ready to contribute its advice to the EC if so requested."

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