US Sen Chuck Schumer DNY speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention outside the Barclays Center on Monday This week Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission to give fitness app users an option to withhold their health information so that it cannot be obtained by third parties Photo by Andrew BurtonGetty Images

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention outside the Barclays Center on Monday. This week, Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission to give fitness app users an option to withhold their health information so that it cannot be obtained by third parties. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images.

Senator Says Fitness Apps Could Present 'True Privacy Nightmare'

Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York, wants fitness device and app companies to provide an opportunity for users to opt-out before personal health data can be provided to third parties such as employers and insurance companies.

Charles Schumer, the U.S. Senator from New York, wants fitness device and app companies to provide an opportunity for users to opt-out before personal health data can be provided to third parties such as employers and insurance companies.

Schumer made the opt-out request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a press release on Sunday. He says there are no federal laws to prevent fitness device and app companies—Schumer singled out Fitbit—to sell the data to a third party withou

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