ACCC Considers Legal Action After Google Completes $2.7 Billion Fitbit Deal

Australia’s competition watchdog may take legal action against Google after the tech giant completed its acquisition of fitness tracking pioneer Fitbit amid the regulator’s investigation of the transaction.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims said Google’s decision to complete the $US2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) deal before the watchdog finished its review meant the ACCC was now conducting an enforcement investigation.

Google’s anticipated use of the vast amounts of personal user health data collected by Fitbit is a key area of regulatory concern for the regulator. Read more…..


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