The Guardian view on Grindr and data protection: don’t trade our privacy

The idea that people’s HIV status and physical location should be used by advertisers is unsurprising in the tech world and horrifying outside it. Outrage at this is justified.

Whether the users were at fault for excessive trust, or lack of imagination, or even whether they were at fault at all for submitting information that would let their potential partners make a better informed choice, as liberal ethics would demand, the next thing to scrutinise is the role of the company itself.

Source: The Guardian view on Grindr and data protection: don’t trade our privacy | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

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