Grindr faces $11.7 million fine from Norway regulators for alleged data sharing

January 26, 2021, 6:45 PM – 4 minutes readNorwegian regulators announced intents to strike the popular gay dating app Grindr with a fine of almost $12 million over declared data-sharing practices.The Norwegian Data Protection Authority said in a declaration Tuesday that its informed Grindr of its intent to fine the business 100 million Norwegian krone (around $11.7 million). The company said Grindr has the chance to comment until Feb. 15, and then it will make its final decision.The regulators accuse Grindr of unlawfully sharing users personal information from the complimentary variation of the app with third parties for marketing purposes.The data allegedly shared consists of location, profile information “and the fact that the user in concern is on Grindr,” according to the statement.” Our initial conclusion is that Grindr needs approval to share these individual information and that Grindrs consents were not valid,” the declaration added.

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