11:13 Wednesday, 14 April 2021
A number of dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, are integrating background checks into its service.
The move, which aims to address safety issues in online dating, would inform users of a potential partners’ public criminal records.
Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Noeline Blackwell fears the technology could bring its own problems.
She has concerns that wrong information could be gathered about users.
As well as this, Blackwell has raised the issue of malicious or abusive information posted by someone else being included in their background check.
The could also be issues around privacy with personal data being collected.