Grindr, a homosexual, bi, trans and queer hook-up app, is regarding the hook for a penalty of NOK100,000,000 (aka в‚¬10M or
NorwayвЂ™s information security agency has announced itвЂ™s notified the company that is US-based of intention to issue the fine in connection to consent violations under the regionвЂ™s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which sets down strict conditions for processing peopleвЂ™s data.
How big is the fine is notable. GDPR permits fines to measure as much as 4% of worldwide turnover that is annual as much as в‚¬20M, whichever is greater. In this situation Grindr is from the hook for about 10% of their revenue that is annual the DPA. (even though the sanction just isn’t yet final; Grindr has until February 15 to submit an answer ahead of the Datatilsynet dilemmas your final decision.)