In an op-ed for The New York Times' Privacy Project, New York Law School Professor Ari Ezra Waldman writes that LGBTQ dating apps lack safety as it relates to personal privacy and personal security. Waldman said the use of such apps by the LGBTQ community "amplifies the privacy concerns we face compared with the general population" and that personal security of individuals in the community is at stake because "it’s the law, or lack thereof, that contributes to app designs that put our privacy at risk." Waldman adds that the app developers have little motivation to change privacy settings based on an inability to be sued under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, leaving many to carry the burden of untriable harassment. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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