Happn Dating Application Violating own Privacy Terms

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 10, 2016 10:00 pm PST

The dating app Happn has been found to be violating its own privacy terms, following a review by the Norwegian Consumer Council. Pat Clawson, CEO of the Blancco Technology Group have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Pat Clawson, CEO of the Blancco Technology Group :

The terms sate that when a user deletes their account all of the user data gets deleted too. However, a technical analysis has shown Happn does not delete all cookies when the app is uninstalled, meaning users cannot permanently remove the app or exercise their right to be forgotten. He believes this raises a larger issue around data removal that is actually permanent vs. the assumptions users make that their deleted data is gone.[/su_note]

[su_box title=”About Blancco Technology Group” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]ff_1Blancco Technology Group help clients’ customers test, diagnose, repair and repurpose IT devices with the most proven and certified software. Our clientele consists of equipment manufacturers, mobile network operators, retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers and government organizations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, United States, with a distributed workforce and customer base across the globe. Blancco, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is the global de facto standard in certified data erasure. We provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail. Xcaliber Technologies, a division of Blancco Technology Group, is a global innovator in mobile device diagnostics. SmartChk is a multi-channel solution that enables consistent, accurate and measurable diagnostics of Smartphones and Tablets in all stages of Customer Care and the Reverse Supply Chain.[/su_box]

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