Grindr fine cut to $7 million in Norway data privacy case
Information about Grindr fine cut to $7 million in Norway data privacy case
Kevin David Scam or Legit
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) has handed dating app Grindr a reduced 65 million Norwegian crown ($7.14 million) fine over illegal disclosure of user data to advertisers, saying the company had moved to address issues surrounding its practices.
The DPA’s initial plan last January was to fine Grindr 100 million crowns, but it said on Wednesday that it had reduced the amount because of new information on the company’s finances and changes Grindr has made “to remedy the deficiencies in their previous consent-management platform”.
United States-based Grindr, which describes itself as the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that it strongly disagrees with the decision to fine the company.
“Our conclusion is that Grindr has disclosed user data to third parties for behavioural advertisement without a legal basis,” the head …