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Catholic Group Bought App Data to Track Gay Priests  

A Denver nonprofit called Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal has spent millions of dollars to acquire location data from dating apps and identify gay priests. So reports The Washington Post.

priest gc61039c11 640The Post calls the data symbolic of “a new surveillance frontier” where private individuals can potentially use commercially available data to monitor other people’s locations and behavior, without violating any current U.S. data privacy laws.

The group’s president, Jayd Henricks, did not call or return several messages seeking comment after a spokesperson said that Henricks would agree to an interview. However, Henricks eventually posted a first-person piece online saying that the organization’s purpose was “to love the Church and to help the Church to be holy, with every tool she could be given.”

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