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Makers of smartwatches, fitness devices queried in EU's Internet of Things inquiry

By Natalie McNelis and Lewis Crofts
  • 23 Jul 2020 11:53
  • 23 Jul 2020 12:07
“Wearable” connected devices — such as smartwatches, fitness trackers and connected earphones — have also come under scrutiny by the European Commission as part of an industry-wide enquiry into the Internet of Things.
In a questionnaire seen by MLex, EU officials are asking what the friction points are when connecting devices

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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