UW Privacy Office

October 3, 2017

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets.

Source: The Guardian, September 26, 2017

I asked Tinder for my data.  It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets. 

‘…, I emailed Tinder (dating app) requesting my personal data and got back way more than I bargained for.  Some 800 pages came back containing information such as my Facebook “likes,” my photos from Instagram (even after I deleted the associated account), my education, the age-rank of men I was interested in, how many times I connected, when and where every online conversation with every single one of my matches happened…the list goes on.’