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Gay dating app Grindr fined for sharing user data

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Dec 15 2021 05:23 PM Norwegian authorities said on Wednesday that they were fining dating app Grindr more than six million euros for illegally sharing users' personal data with third parties.The fine of 65 million Norwegian kroner ($7.2 million, 6.3 million euros) is the largest ever handed out for such a case in the Scandinavian country."Our conclusion is that Grindr has disclosed user data to third parties for behavioral advertisement without a legal basis," said Tobias Judin, head of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority's (DPA) international department.Grindr, which bills itself as "the world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people," is accused of sharing GPS coordinates, elements of its users' profiles.

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