The Register: EPIC urges watchdog to probe Grindr’s data privacy – or alleged lack thereof
October 5, 2023
Grindr isn’t doing a very good job protecting its users’ private information, including their NSFW photos, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which wants the FTC to investigate potentially unlawful practices by the LGBTQ+ dating app.
Considering that people trust the dating app with a ton of very sensitive information — this includes their sexual preferences, self-reported HIV status, chat history, photos including nudes, and location information — “learning that Grindr breaks the promises it makes to users would likely affect a consumer’s decision regarding whether to use Grindr,” the complaint states.
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