Following a huge public outcry bosses at Grindr said they would stop sharing information – but the company refused to issue an apology saying people were ‘misunderstanding technology’.
But now following the backlash, Grindr has apologised for the ‘distress’ caused to app users and insisted they would ‘never sell any user data, especially HIV information, to advertisers, or anyone else’.
Jack Harrison-Quintana, our VP of Social Impact and founder of Grindr for Equality, addresses concerns about HIV status information on Grindr and explains how we handle user data. Read our full statement about our HIV status data here: https://t.co/5Rw1id0HJw pic.twitter.com/mydtY4mqNN
— Grindr (@Grindr) April 5, 2018