Chinese Company May Sell Grindr Over Personal Data Issues

Grindr: Via Facebook, Grindr

Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd, the owners of Grindr, discussed with the U.S. government whether they should sell the popular gay dating app.

This comes after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a panel that recognizes security risks, notified the owners of their concerns about potential data issues with the app, according to Reuters. Grindr holds personal information such as addressed, messages, and even users’ HIV status. 

"We are in talks with CFIUS at the moment. We have not reached any agreement with CFIUS as of the day of the announcement. We will disclose any future development," Kunlun said in a brief filing with the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission.

Kunlun took over Grindr in 2016, and is considering an auction process, thought hey haven’t made a decision yet.

 


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