Russia’s communications regulator said Monday that the popular Tinder dating app will be required to provide user data on demand to the country’s intelligence agencies, including the FSB security service, successor to the KGB.
DW reports that the move from “Roskomnadzor,” Russia’s telecoms and media regulatory body, added Tinder to a growing list of online services operating in Russia that are required to provide user data.
“Roskomnadzor said in a statement that Tinder was added to its special register at the end of last month after providing the required information to allow itself to be added. Tinder has yet to provide comment.
Tinder is now required to store text, voice and visual data on servers operating inside Russia for at least six months. Tinder could be blocked in Russia if it fails to comply.”