Dating app Grindr faces UK class action

1,500 people have so far registered for the claim which will be heard in the High Court in due course. By Laura Linkomies.

On 22 April, UK law firm Austen Hays which specialises in class actions, filed a claim in the High Court against Grindr. The law firm says that the dating app is in breach of UK data protection laws for sharing sensitive data with third parties for commercial purposes without users’ consent.

Austen Hays Managing Director, Chaya Hanoomanjee, said that this includes highly sensitive information about Grindr’s users’ HIV status and latest tested date. Information about the users’ ethnicity and data relating to their sex life and/or sexual orientation may have also been shared. Grindr is a dating app for the LGBT community with more than 13 million users globally.

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