“Desirability Index” — Would You Like to Know Yours?
Tinder knows all your deepest, darkest secrets.
And they are legally obliged to send you all information they have on you, including your “Desirability Index”.
It won’t be easy:
Flavia Dzodan tweeted this story this morning:
This letter by Judith Duportail got Tinder to send her info:
which I typed out so you don’t have to.
You should be able to copy/paste and use this as a starting point for a draft of your letter.
This is a suggested text if you want Tinder to tell you what they know about you.
It worked for Judith Duportail.
You can copy/paste and adjust for your country:
“Dear Tinder Privacy Team,
Under the purview of EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC Article 12, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 Article 7 and The French ”Loi numéro 78–17 du 6 janvier 1978 modifiée en aout 2004, relative à l’Informatique, auz fichiers et aux libertés” Article 39, I wish to obtain a copy of all my personal data, including the Tinder ELO desirability score.
The French law should be applicable given that the relevant data are collected on French territory (see Article 5 of the “Loi 78–17”) and that the meetic group is HQ’d in Paris, while the UK law should also be applicable given that the parent company of Tinder, the Match group, has an advertising subsidiary called the Match Media Group which is HQ’d for Europe in the UK. In both cases, the “Google Spain SL and Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja González” judgement of the European Court of Justice is the most relevant jurisprudence for “establishment” considerations.
I trust that you will do your utmost to respect legal delays to respond, which are 40 days for UK law and two months for French law (October 20th 2005 decree, Article 94). I particularly wish to attract your attention to the “General provisions relating to offences” articles in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Chapter VIII “Dispositions Penales” in the “Loi 78–17”, as they pertain to liabilities by body corporates, but also the personal liability of any officer in such body”
Update October 25:
Today Tinder sent me a link to download my info. It should be here in a few days.
They did not request a copy of my passport!!!
On May 8, a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site…www.wired.com
I recently got back on Tinder. Let me tell you about tonight’s date. We matched two days ago. A beautiful Italian man…medium.com