Former CPO claims Grindr prioritised profit over privacy

16/06/2023 | Business Insider

The former chief privacy officer at Grindr, the LGBTQ+ dating site, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing the company of ignoring a bug in the app resulting in billions of intimate details such as the user's HIV status and nude photos being stored, even after the account was closed down. The former executive claims the company illegally retained the data, violating global privacy laws. He also alleges he was fired after expressing concerns about the company prioritising profit over privacy.

The Norwegian DPA fined Grindr £8.6 million in 2021 for illegally sharing special category data with advertisers.

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