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Tinder swipes too much personal information, says EU lawmaker

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    Marc Tarabella wants to swipe left on Tinder's privacy policy.

    The company's terms of use breach European Union privacy laws, according to Tarabella, a member of the European Parliament.

    Tarabella particularly dislikes the way the company gives itself the right to swipe the personal information and photos of its users, and to continue using it even if they deactivate their accounts.

    It's not just Tinder: Tarabella is also unhappy about how much personal information Runkeeper keeps about runners' movements, even when the app is inactive. He has the same concerns about Happn, a sort of missed-connections dating service.

    The lawmaker wants the European Commission to root out abusive clauses in the terms of use of a number of mobile apps, and to penalize their developers.

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