The parent company of a dating site for people with STIs is ordered to pay damages for displaying members’ images on other sites.
A dating website for people with sexually transmitted infections has been ordered to pay out $16.5m (£10.3m) after sharing a user’s profile with millions of people despite promising confidentiality.
A lawsuit alleged that the plaintiff – known only as John Doe – and other members of the Positive Singles site were misled about their privacy when they joined the site.
The service promised full confidentiality, saying it would not share data with third parties.
But parent company Successful Match mined profiles and displayed members’ images and other information on its subsidiary websites.