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Gay Dating App Grindr Pulled From Apple App Store in China

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Operators of the Grindr gay-dating service in China removed the app from Apple Inc.’s App Store, citing difficulties keeping it in compliance with the country’s Personal Information Protection Law.

The new regulations -- a local version of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR -- went into effect at the end of 2021. The law limits personal information stored in apps and requires data transfered between China and other regions to be approved by the Chinese government.