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A privacy watchdog group is calling for new regulations to safeguard the mountains of health data that consumers track using personal wearable devices. Those devices collect intimate data of all sorts, from calorie intake to sleep patterns to stress levels to heart rate.

The report from the Center for Digital Democracy urges policymakers to exercise more oversight over the e-health industry, including creating new rules for data collection and protection.

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