UK Regulator Prods Dating Sites Over Data Handling Practices

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The United Kingdom's data protection regulator on Monday pushed eHarmony Inc. and three other major dating sites to explain how they handle members' personal data, saying that a recent survey has raised concerns that the industry is not adhering to the country's privacy laws.

The Information Commissioner's Office said that it has written letters asking eHarmony, LLC, Cupid PLC and Global Personals Ltd. to detail their methods for collecting and using personal information submitted to their sites. A copy of the letter was also sent...
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