Amnesty asks EU to block Google-Fitbit deal over human rights risks



London, Nov 28 : Amnesty International has asked the European Union (EU) competition regulator to block Googles�$2.1 billion acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit citing human rights risks. In a strongly-worded letter, the human rights NGO said that Google is “incentivised to merge and aggregate data across its different platforms” as a consequence of its surveillance-based business model. “The Commission must ensure that the merger does not proceed...

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