Can your fitness tracker be a snitch?

I hope not, because no one likes a rat.
(The Associated Press)
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This story first aired in January, 2016.

The trend in tracking continues to hot up. More people opting to use smart driving apps and dongles to track their driving habits, or wearing fitness trackers to gather data to help improve personal health and well-being.

But what happens when insurance companies get into the game? Could that data we've gathered end up being used against us? Frank Pasquale researches the challenges new technologies pose for information law. He weighs in on how insurance companies are using data on our driving and our health to change our rates.

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