Lawsuit Claims Dating Sites Disclose Statuses
July 29, 2013
SuccessfulMatch.com customers have filed a class action suit against the dating website conglomerate for posting their HIV and STD statuses on multiple other websites, thus violating confidentiality promises. The suit alleges that SuccessfulMatch lured HIV- and STD-infected clients to join its PositiveSingles.com dating site by promising that the site would keep their profiles anonymous and would not share personally identifiable information. Although the PositiveSingles dating site home page emphasized customers' privacy, the claimants charged that SuccessfulMatch shared personal information entered in the PositiveSingles.com site with thousands of other websites operated by SuccessfulMatch.
Courthouse News Service
07.23.2013; William Dotinga
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