Dating app Grindr fined €6.3 million for data protection violations in Norway

According to Politico, Datatilsynet, the Norwegian data protection agency, has fined the dating app Grindr €6.3 million for data protection violations. According to the decision, the dating app’s sharing of user data with online advertising companies has been considered illegal. Grindr had shared sensitive personal data without obtaining consent from users. The BBC reports that the Norwegian regulator found the app had illegally shared data with third parties such as GPS location, IP address, advertising ID, age, gender and the fact that the user was on Grindr. The Norwegian regulator had initially proposed fining the company around €10 million, but then revised after receiving its precise turnover figures.