Grindr loses appeal against Norwegian DPA €5.65m fine

01/07/2024 | Datatilsynet

On Monday, 1 July 2024, dating application Grindr lost its appeal in the Oslo District Court against the €5.65 million fine issued by the Norwegian data protection authority (DPA), Datatilsynet, for violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In a statement responding to the announcement, Austrian privacy activist, lawyer and honorary chair of the not-for-profit organisation NOYB, Max Schrems, said: "We are very pleased with the confirmation in this case. Grindr holds very sensitive data and shares it with thousands of third parties for advertising purposes. Many other apps do the same today."

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