[서울=RNX뉴스] 박진우 기자 = Tinder, Grindr Apps Spread Personal Details, Says Study.
Conducted by a government-funded non-profit in Oslo, Norway, the report was released on Tuesday.
It found that popular dating apps spread personal user information to marketing companies.
Such practices could violate privacy laws.
"Any consumer with an average number of apps on their phone — anywhere between 40 and 80 apps — will have their data shared with hundreds or perhaps thousands of actors online.", Finn Myrstad, Report Author, via 'NYT'
E.U. data protection laws prohibit the collection of types of personal information, including sexual orientation, religion and ethnicity.
Grindr — the most popular gay dating app — did not comment on the report directly.
The parent company of Tinder and OkCupid stated that it has complied with privacy laws.