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NSW Police want access to Tinder’s sexual assault data. Cybersafety experts explain why it’s a date with disaster.

Author Kathy Nickels
Date 29 April 2021

In an article published in The Conversation, ADM+S researchers Rosalie Gillett, Kath Albury and Zahra Stardust discuss the proposed dating app safety initiative between the NSW Police Force and Match Group, the American company behind popular dating platforms including Tinder,, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, PlentyOfFish, Ship, and OurTime.

The authors argue why increased surveillance and automated systems won’t necessarily make dating apps safer to use and conclude that “tech initiatives such as these need to be supported by well-funded and comprehensive sex education, consent and relationship skill-building, and well-resourced crisis services.”

Read the full article here.