Grindr Hit With EU Privacy Complaint Over User ID Method

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By Allison Grande (November 16, 2021, 10:06 PM EST) — Grindr has flouted the European Union’s data privacy rules by requiring users to submit a picture of themselves along with a government-issued ID or passport in order to exercise their rights to find out what information the online dating app holds about them, according to a complaint recently filed with Austria’s data protection regulator. 

An unidentified Grindr user who’s being represented by None of Your Business — a prominent consumer advocacy nonprofit started by privacy activist Max Schrems — is pushing DSB, the Austrian data protection authority, to probe Grindr’s method for verifying the identities of EU users who request information that they’re…

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