Intimate data: can a person who tracks their steps, sleep and food ever truly be free?
The latest health metric available to consumers comes from a medical device originally designed for people with diabetes; it allows users to track their blood sugar levels. But, as always, the big questions are: will it make us healthier, and is it wise to sacrifice ever more intimate data?
Much of the concern about privacy in this growing market is what we consent to share with third-party apps and services that have their own privacy policies. Meanwhile, the range of data that is being gathered and assessed grows.