Jun 4, 2019

Tinder faces Russian demand to share user data

Russian authorities have told dating-app Tinder it will have to comply with requests to hand over messages and photos of its users in Russia. Under recent Russian laws, 175 companies have been put on a register that requires them to store data for six months on Russian servers. It was adamant that "This registration in no way shares any user or personal data with any Russian regulatory bodies and we have not handed over any data to their government". The law requires any website or app on the register to provide local users' data on demand to intelligence servers such as the FSB internal security service. While the left-right-swiping app said it had not handed over any of its users' data to Russia's communications authority, Roskomnadzor, it did not make clear how it would react to any future requests.

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