But sometimes sharing the Fitbit data can have an upside, and a court in Canada will be the proving ground:
Forbes recently reported that a law firm in Calgary is working on the first known personal injury case that will use Fitbit data to demonstrate the effects of an accident on their client.
The plaintiff was injured in an accident four years ago, before Fitbits were on the market, but she was a personal trainer - obviously very active. Her lawyers at McLeod Law will start processing data from her Fitbit to show that her activity levels are now under a baseline for someone of her age and profession.Want to learn more? Try Professor Margot Kaminski's Privacy Law class next semester.