New jersey and rapid dating
Earlier that year, a woman sued the dating site saying she was assaulted by someone she met through it.
Edwards believes dating sites are doing what they can to help users be safe."It's difficult for these companies to do much else than provide information and tips," he says.
Change may be coming to the rapidly growing dating industry as concern mounts about the privacy and safety of all online and mobile users. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced legislation Thursday requiring companies to get customers' permission before collecting location data off their mobile devices and sharing it with others.
It's a move that would greatly affect dating websites and apps.
"How do you quantify when someone feels rejected and pushes the report button, and when somebody really feels scared?
"This is about Americans' right to privacy and one of the most private things is your location."Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Texas have laws that require Internet dating sites to disclose whether they conduct criminal background checks on users and to offer advice on keeping safe."I see more regulation about companies stating what kind of information they actually use and more about their specific operation(s)," says analyst Jeremy Edwards, who authored a report on the industry last fall for IBISWorld, a Santa Monica, Calif.–based market research company.These include companies checking subscribers against national sex offender registries and providing a rapid abuse reporting system for members.However, cyberdating expert Julie Spira of Los Angeles says such reports are sometimes little more than revenge."When people get reported, sometimes it's because they got jilted," she says.Thanks to facility expansions, acquisitions, and research institution mergers, along with an increase in companies moving or beginning operations in New Jersey, the area is seeing a surge in activity for biotech.
The state is also known as a hub for new drug approvals.
So far this year, 16 of the 27 new drugs approved by the FDA came from companies with a significant footprint in New Jersey.