THE MOSCOW TIMES - June 4 - Tinder has denied sharing the personal data of its Russian users amid reports that it had been added to a registry of entities required to hand over such data to the authorities. Russia said on Monday it had added Tinder to a list of entities required to hand over user data and messages to law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Security Service (FSB) on demand. The move means that Tinder will be required to store users' metadata on servers inside Russia for at least six months as well as their text, audio or video messages. Tinder has agreed to be added to the Russian government’s database of information providers to comply with federal legislation. "However, this registration does not in any way imply the passing of any user or personal data to any Russian regulatory authority," said the Tinder spokesperson.