A Norwegian non-profit organization has filed several complaints against Grindr for sharing private data with third party companies.
It has recently gained awareness that Grindr allows third-party companies to attain personal and protected information of its users. The data is concerned with their gender, GPS data, IP addresses, age, etc. This is highly problematic as Grindr is self-admittedly the world’s largest dating app for gay, bi, trans, and queer individuals. Considering the discrimination and blood-boiling hate crimes targeted towards their way, sharing data of such users is criminal.
In addition to this, dating apps like Tinder are also revealed to be included in the list of sites that share the data of its users with other companies. Even though these apps conduct such operations to improve advertising, it is still against the law as the consent of the users is violated.