Why should I delete my data from dieting apps?
Although meal planning apps are helpful when monitoring weight and counting calories, they put you at risk by sharing intimate data with advertisers - even when you're not using the app!
When completing fitness questionnaires and health assessments, this sensitive information enables third parties, like Facebook, Amazon and data brokers to target you more strategically.
Health data gathered by diet tracker apps like MyFitnessPal and nutrition surveys includes lifestyle changes, sleep patterns, fitness goals and blood pressure.
Personal data that is usually stored by food tracker apps like MyNetDiary:
- Name, address, email address, telephone number, birth date
- Billing and credit card information
- Location data
- Browser type and operating system
- Weight history
- Caloric intake
- Heart rate blood pressure
- Blood oxygen levels
- Body weight
- Glucose levels
- Sleeping activity
- Life events
- Dietary restrictions
- Fitness level and goals
Seem invasive? It is. Even more so when this data is shared with third parties that use it to make assumptions about your mental health.
The quickest way to delete your data is by sending a deletion request through Rightly.
A deletion request is a written request that you send to a company asking for them to remove your personal information from their records. It's your right to decide what happens to your data under GDPR law.
How do I remove my personal data from weight loss apps like Keto Diet, Weight Watchers and Noom Diet App?
The quickest way to delete any sensitive information is by sending a deletion request through Rightly.
- Get started above to select dieting apps you use or have used in the past
- Enter your basic details for identification purposes
- Send your request
Bear in mind that this is a full deletion request. That means it will also delete your account and all of the information within it. If you'd like to remove only part of your data with a health and fitness app, it's best to do this using their privacy settings.
If you can't find an app, please contact our customer support team and we’ll add it for you.
How long until they respond to my request?
Once the apps have received your request, they'll have 30 days to respond, or give a valid reason as to why they need an extension. If this happens, our support team can help speed up the process!
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still ask them to delete your data.
What if they don't reply?
Don't worry, they have to follow your wishes thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.