Request from Tinder for personal data yielded link to their download tool

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  • Paul-Olivier Dehaye

    Hi

    At this stage you cannot do much, because Tinder is based in Texas. The only legal hook would be through the fact that Tinder is part of the Match Group and subsidiary to a company called Meetic. Both have establishments in France, but unfortunately the French data protection authorities have not been very willing to respond to such requests so far. 

    However things change on May 25th 2018, with the arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation. At that moment, Tinder is directly responsible for application of the GDPR, simply because they offer services in Europe (meaning you don't have to find a European hook). 

    What would need to happen is that you redo a GDPR request, and if you don't get more then you can complain to your national data protection authority. Dating apps are definitely a point of focus for some of them, so you might get more chances then. If not, there are other options (NGOs etc), but it is crucial that you do go through the exercise and see what happens.

    And share back what you find out!!! Strength in numbers... 

    Paul

  • Jonathan Schmid

    Hi,

    I submitted a request to Tinder using your platform on 2nd June 2018. I was sent the link to their Download My Data page and followed-up explicitly asking for the missing pieces of information. They replied saying they could not disclose any more information because it would violate the privacy of other users on Tinder I interacted with. I have now opened a case with the Information Commissioner's Office and am waiting to hear back.

    Jonathan

  • Paul-Olivier Dehaye

    Hi

    Good on you, Jonathan, for pushing it this far. For sure let us know how it goes. Anyone else filed a complaint anywhere? Bit more information here on where to go etc.

    Paul 

     

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