Norway's Plan To Fine Grindr $12M Draws Call For FTC Action

By Al Barbarino (January 26, 2021, 10:12 PM EST) -- The Norwegian Data Protection Authority announced its intent Tuesday to hit dating app Grindr with an $11.7 million fine for user privacy violations, in what would amount to the largest fine from the agency and which sparked calls from one U.S. consumer advocacy group for the Federal Trade Commission to follow suit with an action of its own.

The Norwegian regulator slammed Grindr in the announcement for what it called "grave violations" of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, making a "preliminary conclusion" on the fine based on findings that the app shared user data illegally with third parties....

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