Bumble must pay New Jersey over $300,000 in settlement

As a part of the settlement, Bumble will have to disclose the criminal backgrounds of those on the app.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2024, 2:16 PM

Updated 61 days ago

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Popular dating app Bumble has to pay New Jersey $315,000 after State Attorney General Matthew Platkin says the company violated the state’s internet dating safety laws by not disclosing users’ criminal backgrounds.
“New Jersey residents using internet dating services have a right to know if convicted sex offenders and other violent criminals may be among the pool of potential suitors reaching out to them online,” Platkin said in a statement. “Our internet dating safety law requires companies to tell New Jersey members exactly what they’re doing – or not doing – to identify dangerous offenders and prevent them from accessing the online profiles of our residents. Compliance with that law is not optional.”
As a part of the settlement, Bumble will have to disclose the criminal backgrounds of those on the app. These changes will only happen in New Jersey. It also must send an email and issue a pop-up notification to all existing New Jersey users informing them of these disclosure updates.


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