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Dating Apps Can Leak Your Private Data. Here’s What You Can Do to Stay Safe

From your sexual orientation to HIV status, your personal information can be sold to third-party apps.

Swiping right came to the rescue when meeting new people IRL became impossible in the pandemic. Connecting through dating apps sounds great until we realize the amount of personal information we give to these apps.

From your sexual orientation to HIV status and the names of your high school and pets, all your data can be sold to third-party apps. So how can you protect yourself and what can you do when you find yourself a part of a data leak?

Rohin Garg, Associate Policy Counsel, Internet Freedom Foundation, joined us on Re:Set Dialogues to share how young Indians can secure their personal information and use these apps in a safe manner, and what the Indian law says about safeguarding your privacy.

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Dating Apps Can Leak Your Private Data. Here’s What You Can Do to Stay Safe