Norway fines Grindr under GDPR

The world's largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people received a fine of almost 10 million euros in Norway.

Norway fines Grindr under GDPR

Norwegian Data Protection Authority fined Grindr 100,000,000 NOK, almost 10 million euros. According to the notification, Grindr disclosed personal data to third-party advertisers without a legal basis and disclosed special category personal data to third-party advertisers without a valid exemption.

The complaints were made in January, last year, by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) and by the European privacy NGO

The complaint addressed concerns that Grindr was sharing data with advertising companies, including Twitter, Openx, AdColony, Smaato, and Xandr.

Mobile app publishers can learn from this case to understand why Grindr is facing such a fine. The case details the usage of a Consent Management Platform (CMP), not allowing users to proceed in the app without accepting the entire privacy policy.

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