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Join the Grindr data breach claim

Are you affected by the Grindr data breach?

If so, Join the Claim will help you fight for justice and compensation.

Grindr is being sued for sharing it’s users’ HIV status without their consent. Grindr has millions of subscribers around the world and the data breach could affect thousands of people in the UK.

A lawsuit  by Austen Hays claims that Grindr breached UK data protection law when it shared sensitive personal information, including the HIV status of some users, with two advertising companies. If the case is successful, claimants could receive thousands of pounds in damages.

What do we know about the Grindr data breach?

  • The claim alleges that Grindr shared its users’ personal information with advertising companies Apptimize and Localytics for commercial reasons.

  • There are concerns that these companies may have sold the data on to other businesses.

  • The breach has caused significant distress to some Grindr users.

  • The breach may also have revealed ethnicity and sexual orientation data.

If you are affected by this data breach, you could be due compensation. Many Grindr users are making no-win-no-fee claims to get justice for the data protection failure without having to worry about fees.

Are you eligible to join the Grindr data breach compensation claim?

  • Did you use the free version of the Grindr app or website between Dec 2016 and April 2020?

If yes, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE Grindr compensation claim.

Check your eligibility today.

If eligible, register your interest and we’ll connect you with a UK law firm running a Grindr data breach group action.

“Grindr owes it to the LGBTQ+ community it serves to compensate those whose data has been compromised”

— Chaya Hanoomanjee, Managing Director, Austen Hays

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Latest updates on the Grindr data breach

  • 2024

    UK law firm Austen Hays filed a claim at London’s high court alleging that Grindr breached British data protection laws.

  • 2023

    Grindr lost its appeal to overturn a data breach fine by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). As a result, the company was ordered to pay a record 65 million Norwegian krone (£4.6 million) for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

  • 2022

    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office completed its investigation into Grindr’s processing of personal and special category data. The dating app was reprimanded for failing to transparently inform users about how it processes their data.

  • 2021

    Norway’s data protection authority fined Grindr for breaching the GDPR. Grindr appealed the fine.  

  • Apr 2018

    Grindr promised to stop sharing its users’ HIV status with third-party companies after a Norwegian report discovered the firm had been doing so with two advertising companies. 

  • 2009

    Grindr was founded.  

We’ll provide more updates on the Grindr data breach as they occur.

Grindr data breach FAQs

Grindr faces a lawsuit for disclosing some of its users’ personal information without their consent. The legal action by Austen Hays alleges that the dating app violated UK data protection laws by sharing sensitive personal data, including HIV status, with two advertising companies.

The following personal data may have been shared by Grindr:

  • User names
  • HIV status
  • Dates of latest HIV tests
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Other personal and sensitive data

Thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community who used the free Grindr dating app or website could be affected by this breach.

Did you use the free version of the Grindr app or website between Dec 2016 and April 2020? If so, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE Grindr data breach compensation claim.

We cannot say how much compensation you might get if you win your Grindr data breach case. Each claim is based on its merits and your solicitor will work to get the compensation owed to you. Successful claimants could be awarded thousands of pounds in damages.

In the UK, if a group of people have experienced loss, or otherwise been harmed by an organisation’s law breaking, they can come together to fight for justice. Levelling the playing field when standing up to big businesses, group actions prove that there is strength in numbers. At Join the Claim, we bring consumers and law firms together to ensure these group actions are as powerful as possible.

We won’t charge you a single penny. And we ensure any law firms we connect you with operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. If you win, the law firm will either take its fees from your compensation payment or recover these from the defendants.

About Join the Claim

At Join the Claim, we unite law firms and individuals to ensure powerful group action claims. We are not a law firm, but we help ensure people get straightforward access to compensation.

Think of us as the ultimate matchmaker for justice. Shining a spotlight on the latest and biggest consumer wrongdoings and making eligibility checks a breeze, we connect you with the law firms ready to fight for you.

We won’t charge you a single penny when you sign up to join a claim, but we might take a fee from the law firms we introduce you to.

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