Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Match.com Will Begin Screening Its Users Against Sex Offender Registry

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Match logo new ASSOCIATED PRESS - Apr 17 - Match.com will begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry after a woman filed a lawsuit against the company saying she had been assaulted by someone she met through Match.com. Mandy Ginsberg, president of Match.com, said the company had considered such screenings for years, but "their historical unreliability has always led us to conclude against it." "We want to stress that while these checks may help in certain instances, they remain highly flawed, and it is critical that this effort does not provide a false sense of security to our members", she said. Match said it expected to be able to implement the policy in 60 to 90 days.

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Mark Brooks: This is MAJOR NEWS for the internet dating industry. The industry has only been considering background checks for the last 7 years, since TRUE launched them in 2004! 7 years! on Match is finally drawing a line in the sand.  Other dating sites will need to step up to the line. Free dating sites and social networks won't be offering background checks. Paid sites will need to in order to compete with Match. Your comments please..

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