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Dating Apps Including Tinder Found Sharing Private Data of Users

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 understand

Finn Myrstad, Director of digital policy for the Norwegian Consumer Council

The gay dating app Grindr is involved in sharing the data of Gay users with third parties while the company rejected the claim by saying that its privacy policy is shared with all the users and users can choose what to show publicly or whatnot.

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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.

Ritik Banger

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