Jan 14, 2020

Grindr and Twitter face 'out of control' complaint

Dating app Grindr and a Twitter-owned advertising-tech firm have been accused of unlawfully sharing users' data. Along with four other ad-tech companies, they face huge fines if found to be in breach of EU data laws. Grindr has yet to respond but Twitter said it had temporarily disabled the relevant account. "We are currently investigating this issue to understand the sufficiency of Grindr's consent mechanism. In the meantime, we have disabled Grindr's MoPub account," it told BBC News. Grindr and its advertising partners are accused of sharing details such as location, age, gender and sexuality, in breach of the GDPR. Under its rules, companies found to have shared user data illegally face fines of up to 4% of their global turnover.

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