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US authorities want to check Apple Watch the reliability of storage of personal data




US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested that Apple guarantees that presented in September “smart” watch Apple Watch, collecting information about the health of the user, will not transmit these data to third parties. This was reported by Rbc citing informed sources.


FTC representatives have already held several meetings with the Apple, in which representatives of the US corporation assured that the company does not sell the data about the health of users and does not allow data transfer application developers. In addition, Apple is working with regulators countries where its products are sold in order to ensure its compliance with local laws, and explains the built-in mechanisms for data protection products.

At the moment, there is no indication that the FTC will begin a formal investigation against Apple, the sources noted. The ministry declined to comment on the information.

Most of the data that collects Apple Watch and platform HealthKit, are not subject to American law on the protection of information protected by medical secret HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. However, the FTC insists that this information is still very personal, and closely following how it is collected, protect and distribute.


According to available information, manufacturers of components for “apple” hours are ready to top the release components. Apple ordered from their partners semiconductor chips, the amount of which will be sufficient for the release of approximately 30-40 million copies Watch in the first installment.

It is expected that Apple Watch will go on sale to the St. Valentine’s Day on February 14.

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