EU conditionally approves Google acquisition of Fitbit

By: AFP      Published: 06:45 PM, 17 Dec, 2020
EU conditionally approves Google acquisition of Fitbit

The European Union on Thursday approved Google's $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit, after the tech titan agreed to conditions including not using health data from European users for advertising.  

"We can approve the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google because the commitments will ensure that the market for wearables and the nascent digital health space will remain open and competitive," EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said, in a statement.