Norway to fine dating app Grindr $11.7M over privacy breach

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Gay dating app Grindr faces a fine of more than $10 million from Norwegian regulators for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules. Norwegian’s data privacy watchdog said Tuesday it notified the company of its draft decision to issue a fine for 100 million Norwegian krone. The watchdog came to the preliminary conclusion that Grindr shared user data with a number of third parties without legal basis. The data included GPS location, user profile information as well as the fact that users are on Grindr, which could indicate their sexual orientation.last_img

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