The Australian Competition Authority releases statement of issues and opens investigation into Big Tech company’s acquisition of wearable tech manufacturer (Google / Fitbit)

Google’s purchase of Fitbit raises preliminary competition concerns* The ACCC has today outlined preliminary concerns with Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit, stating that Google’s access to consumer health data may raise entry barriers, further entrench its dominant position and adversely affect competition in several digital advertising and health markets. Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices, has collected health information from consumers for more than 10 years, including users’ daily

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Competition Authority releases statement of issues and opens investigation into Big Tech company’s acquisition of wearable tech manufacturer (Google / Fitbit), 18 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95516

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