The Apple Watch is already under scrutiny for privacy

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The attorney general of the U.S. state of Connecticut is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch’s handling of consumers’ health information. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, George Jepsen has asked for a meeting with company representatives to discuss his concerns about how personal consumer information collected through Apple Watch will be stored and safeguarded, the attorney general’s office said Monday.

Though it won’t be released until early 2015, Apple’s new wearable device is already facing public scrutiny over privacy issues. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking several questions about how the Apple Watch will operate and requesting a meeting with Apple representatives. In the letter, Jepsen addresses several issues he has with the Apple Watch, and requests that Apple explains what data the device will collect and how the information will be stored, along with its policies on apps that access health information. Many of these questions actually seem to pertain more to Apple’s HealthKit APIs, and several of the answers to Jepson’s questions are detailed in Apple’s Review Guidelines for developers that was updated in June.

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