Privacy Group Urges 2nd Circ. To Protect Users, Not Grindr

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A privacy public interest group on Monday urged the Second Circuit to revive a lawsuit accusing Grindr of doing nothing to stop a user from harassing his ex through the app, saying a safe harbor provision for internet platforms in federal communications law doesn't give the company a free pass to ignore reports of abuse.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed an amicus brief supporting Matthew Herrick's attempt to revive his suit claiming the company did nothing to stop his ex-boyfriend from impersonating him on the app and sending thousands of strangers to his home and workplace even after he repeatedly...

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