Norway's Privacy Watchdog Cuts Grindr Fine To $7M

By Ben Kochman (December 15, 2021, 6:21 PM EST) -- The Norwegian Data Protection Authority on Wednesday hit dating app Grindr with a reduced fine of $7.17 million for allegedly illegally sharing user data with advertisers, finding that the company had improved how it seeks consent from consumers.

The new penalty, cut from an $11.7 million fine proposed in January, would still amount to the agency's largest fine under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. The regulator's decision prompted immediate push back from Grindr, which said that it is considering challenging the fine at the Norwegian Privacy Appeals Board.

The Norwegian privacy watchdog has accused Grindr of what...

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