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Europe and the United States are worried about Google buying Fitbit

Pressure groups sign against Google's $ 2.1 million offer, to the company monitoring of health Fitbit, due to concerns about secrecy.

Europe and the United States are worried about Google buying Fitbit

Twenty defense teams from HPA, The Europe, and the Latin America, signed the statement Wednesday, urging governments to be careful with Google's offer.

«Our previous experience shows that the government should be very careful with any promises made by the union of the two members regarding the restriction of the use of data. The government should assume that Google will use all of Fitbit's material, which is mostly sensitive. content. "

The list of 20 organizations includes Public Citizen based in the United States, the Access Now of Europe, and Brazilian Consumer Protection Foundation. The organizations claim that the agreement will expand the company's already significant influence. Among the signatories were organizations from Australia and Canada.

«The agreement concerns devices and not data. We believe that its combination hardware Google's Fitbit will increase competition in this area,Said a company spokesman, noting that the technology space w it is now full.

Acquiring Fitbit could give the company very personal information for users, As the how many steps they take in their day, The sleep quality them, and evidence for them their heart rate.

Europe and the United States are worried about Google buying Fitbit

The company announced its plans for Fitbit last year November, to overtake its competitors overcrowded market health monitoring equipment and smartwatch. Of course, the shares of Fitbit ehave been threatened by giant companies like the Apple and Samsung.

Competitors in Australia have recently said they may be concerned about the forthcoming acquisition of Fitbit, and that their final decision will be announced in August.

The competent anti-monopoly laws of Europe will decide by the end of the month, while in Washington, Google is under anti-monopoly investigation by the Department of Justice.

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