If wearables, such as a Fitbit, are used for an academic study, the following guidelines apply.

Informing  respondents and asking for their consent Data subjects are clearly informed in advance about the manner and purpose of the study as a part of the informed consent procedure.

If wearables are used in academic study, the guideline below must be complied with.

  • Do not mention any names or other traceable personal data when recording the results of the wearables. 
  • In connection with integrity guidelines, however, it is important that the data can be used to verifiy who participated in the study. This can be done by pseudonymizing, in the form of a communication/connection file and the informed consent forms.

Please not that additional security requirements apply to the processing of special personal data.