Andrea Voßhoff, the German Federal Privacy Commissioner, has reissued her warning against the use of health insurance models which allow customers to transmit their data to the insurer through “fitness apps” in order to receive benefits in return. Such apps may process sensitive personal data such as the heart rate, eating behaviour or the complete medical history of the patient, thus Voßhoff has suggested extending the higher data protection standards of statutory insurances to the private sector also.

BFDI article on Andrea Voßhoff statement (in German)