Every other person is using dating apps and it becomes very normal nowadays but around 10 popular apps are sharing users’ data to third parties without their consent.
Norwegian Consumer Council filed a complaint against dating apps Grindr and OkCupid. They accused the app to share sensitive information of users including their sexuality and location to over 135 third-parties.
Tinder found sharing location and age of users to marketing firms. The company said in a statement that information is shared with only those service providers which are necessary to operate the platform.
These practices are out of control and in breach of European data protection legislation. It is impossible for users to control this because the terms and conditions are really long and impossible to understandFinn Myrstad, Director of digital policy for the Norwegian Consumer Council
As the data-protection landscape continues to change, our commitment to user privacy remains steadfastGrindr
OkCupid is found sharing users’ data including Drug-use, sexuality, and political views with analytical companies to reap benefits for political parties.
Mydays and Twitter-owned ad platform MoPub are also accused. Twitter said that it disabled Grindr’s MoPub account and is looking into the issue.