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Cuomo Wants LGBTQ Dating App Privacy Protections

Jan. 9, 2020, 7:04 PM

The LGBTQ community in New York needs additional privacy protections on dating apps, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Cuomo (D), as part of his Jan. 8 State of the State proposals, called for updating New York’s Dating Service Consumer Bill of Rights. His plan would change “members of the opposite sex” to “persons” and expand coverage under the bill of rights to all dating apps, not just those charging fees.

The governor’s push highlights the state’s increased efforts to protect the LGBTQ community from potential privacy invasions. State Attorney General Leticia James (D) in June fined gay online dating app Jack’d...

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