Texas AG blocks dating site sale over privacy concerns

True.com sale would have turned over data for millions of customers

Ever tried online dating? There’s a good chance you have: According to Match.com, 40 million Americans have tried finding a partner online. One would think that privacy would be a major concern on these sites — you don’t want everyone finding out all of your personal information. But yet, tens of millions of customers on True.com could be at risk if the dating site is sold, Texas’s attorney general has said.

Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a petition to block the sale of True.com to Canadian-owned rival dating site PlentyofFish.com for $700,000. Abbott’s office claims that True.com failed to adequately notify its large user base about the impending sale and that user’s private information would also be sold. This private information includes criminal and divorce histories that are held on the site.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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