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Privacy and the Quantified Self

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July 31, 2013

Deutsche Welle reports on the Quantified Self Movement, noting that many users in Europe log and upload their personal information to the cloud, which raises privacy and data protection concerns. One developer said, “You have to distinguish between a fitness tracking application and wearable sensors and health sensors,” adding, “These fitness tracking apps, and their data, are not as sensitive as diabetes data, and they are also treated differently by the regulatory bodies.” Meanwhile, Venture Beat reports on Saga, a “life-blogging app,” used to passively capture data about users’ daily activities “to learn about your habits and preferences and track your behavior over time.”
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