Who knew there were dating sites for HIV and STD positive singles. Well, it appears that one of the websites is in hot water for violating user privacy.
Successful Match and its affiliate site, PositiveSingles.com, are under fire for allegedly sharing the HIV and STD statuses of its customers on its website without prior consent or knowledge. A class action suit has been filed against the service by Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, alleging that the website broke its promise of a “Fully Anonymous Profile.”
The website promised to be a “100% Confidential and Comfortable Community,” but it seems the website failed to disclose that it linked to several other website that share the same database, meaning: the customer’s information would not be private and exclusive to PositiveSingles.com.
The women are requesting compensatory and punitive damages.
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