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<xTITLE>Class Action Against Grindr for Selling Consumer Data Might be Forced into Individual Arbiration</xTITLE>

Class Action Against Grindr for Selling Consumer Data Might be Forced into Individual Arbiration

by Indraneel Gunjal
September 2020 Indraneel Gunjal

A class action suited filed against Grindr for alleged privacy violations on account of selling user data may not be able to proceed in traditional court according to Mr. Spencer Sheehan, an attorney for the complainant in the suit. Mr. Sheehan, a New York-based attorney who brought a suit against the popular gay dating app in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on 31 January 2020, informed the Bay Area Reporter that the case will probably have to be resolved through individual arbitration instead. Mr. Sheehan is representing Robert Bergeron, the complainant who sued Grindr after following accusations that it shared personal user data with third parties.

For the full story by John Ferrannini, see here.


Indraneel Gunjal is an attorney from India and an advanced degree graduate from Stanford Law School, Class of 2020 with a specialization in International Economic Law, Business & Policy. Before joining Stanford, he worked with the Trade Policy Division of the Department of Commerce, Government of India where he was a member of the legal team representing India in its inter-state trade and investment disputes, Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, and also tasked with formulating and reviewing its trade policy.

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