Jepsen raises privacy issues with new Apple watch
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has raised concerns about the privacy protections with Apple’s new Apple Watch.
Jepsen wrote to CEO Tim Cook on Monday asking about the recently introduced product’s ability to store, collect and use consumers’ health information.
He told The Associated Press Tuesday morning he’s not seeking a confrontation with Apple, but wants to meet with executives to make clear his position on privacy issues.
Jepsen is asking Apple what information the Apple Watch will collect, how Apple will obtain consent to collect and share information and how Apple will review application privacy policies to make sure health information is safeguarded.
A representative of Apple did not immediately return a call Tuesday morning seeking comment.
Jepsen said following similar requests last year, Google required review and approval of third-party applications for Google Glass.