Lawsuit: Ex-Grindr privacy chief alleges firing over red flags raised


The former chief privacy officer at Grindr is suing the company behind the LGBTQ dating app for wrongful termination regarding alleged privacy violations he raised that new management ignored.

Ron De Jesus filed his lawsuit June 14 in California state court. In his complaint, he said Grindr “placed profit over privacy” by getting rid of him and his internal reports after a pair of notable privacy-related scandals at the company.

Grindr in 2018 acknowledged it shared the HIV status of its users with two third parties, which sparked public backlash. The company said it would immediately discontinue the practice.

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