Norway fines Grindr £5.5 million for personal data sharing

Tom Allen
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The GDPR protects sexual orientation as a special category of data
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The GDPR protects sexual orientation as a special category of data

From 2018-2020, users were forced to consent to a new privacy policy to continue using the app - which the Norwegian regulator has ruled as invalid

Norway's Data Protection Authority has handed Grindr, the location-based dating app for the LGBTQ+ community, a 65 million krone (£5.5 million) fine for breaching GDPR rules. The fine is a reduc...

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