In a world of Data Exploitation, dozens of dating websites are owned by a little known but very large corporation called IAC. We think users should know that their sensitive personal data might be shared across dozens of IAC’s brands and companies!

When you sign up to a dating site you are entrusting that company with very personal, sensitive information about your love life. This includes your tastes, interests, passions, political views and sexual preferences.

What many users are unaware of is that many of the best known dating websites are all part of a larger group. So when you create a dating profile on Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, Match, BlackPeopleMeet, or even something as niche as RepublicanPeopleMeet, you’re potentially sharing sensitive personal data across a whole bunch of 'Match Group' websites. As stated in Tinder’s Privacy Policy, for example, "We may obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other Match businesses, business partners and other third parties.”

Match Group has a portfolio of more than 45 brands, with users in more than 190 countries. Match Group is itself part of a much bigger company called IAC, which comprises of more than 150 brands and products, including the The Daily Beast, Vimeo and CollegeHumor.

While we know that each of IAC's dating websites' Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions may well state that your data is potentially getting shared, we want them all to be much clearer that when you give your sensitive personal data to one dating website, it is potentially shared across many other companies and brands.

LET’S CALL ON IAC TO PLACE THEIR LOGO ON ALL THEIR DATING WEBSITES, LIKE THIS:

These are just some of IAC’s 45 dating websites, all of which might share sensitive personal data about their users