Public Policy & Advocacy

Our public policy team aims to strengthen societal rules and norms that further healthy and equitable relationships by working through global governments and in concert with like-minded partners. Here are some examples of our key activities, namely our cyberflashing efforts:

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We are also working to more broadly highlight the abuse and harassment women face online, particularly through intimate image abuse. Our research has contributed to global discussions around the future of the internet and regulatory considerations around online harms.

Impact Giving

Bumble Inc. invests philanthropic dollars in organizations that align with our mission of empowering people to build relationships rooted in kindness and respect. As a woman-led business with a deep rooted interest in women's empowerment, we also made contributions to places that help elevate women and other underrepresented communities. Here are some of our key partnerships:

Member Safety

At Bumble Inc., safety is embedded in our origin story. To enable a positive and empowering experience for our customers, Bumble Inc. has pioneered state of the art systems, processes, and policies, places a premium on prevention, and provides trauma-informed support to customers. Because Bumble Inc. was created to address a gap in safe dating spaces, we take a safety-by-design approach and view safety as a collective responsibility.

Safety Initiatives

  • Safety & Wellbeing Center: In 2021, we launched in-app resource hubs on Bumble and Badoo that provide our community with resources to enable a safer and healthy dating experience. We also connect customers to resources from external experts, such as suicide hotlines and resources, intimate partner violence hotlines, and sexual assault hotlines.
  • Detecting harmful messages: We introduced our machine learning technology to proactively detect harmful, text-based content in over 100 languages across our apps in 2021. As a result of this investment, our technology proactively detects a majority of the harmful content we remove from our platforms before this content is reported by members. We also developed our own proprietary tool, Private Detector, that automatically detects, blurs, and warns our customers when they may be in receipt of a lewd photo. Now, Bumble Inc.’s Data Science team has written a white paper explaining the technology behind Private Detector™ and has made an open-source version of it available on Github.
  • Industry-first safety initiative for assault survivors: We are partnering with CHAYN, a survivor-led nonprofit based in the UK, to launch an industry-first initiative that provides complimentary online trauma support to customers of Bumble and Badoo who report sexual assault or relationship abuse. The partnership was piloted on Bumble in 2021 and expanded to Badoo in 2022.

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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

  • We are committed to protecting our customers’ privacy and recognize that the use of personal data has important implications for our business. We have developed a set of robust operating practices designed to ensure the proper handling of our customers’ data and have adopted a global approach to privacy compliance. We also have a dedicated privacy team and a Data Protection Officer, and we strive to ensure transparency for our customers regarding how we use their data and enable them to manage their data.
  • We take the security of information entrusted to us by our customers very seriously. We understand that the confidentiality of their information is one of our customers’ primary concerns and maintain both detective and preventive controls, along with a comprehensive employee security education program, to provide assurance of security, safety, and privacy. We continually monitor risk to the security of the information with which we are entrusted and track potential new threats as well as third-party risk.

Our People

We take concrete steps to ensure our company values are reflected in our employees’ experience at Bumble Inc. We hold ourselves accountable for the employee experience, including factoring people-focused objectives into executive compensation. Annual engagement surveys and open lines of communication help us keep a pulse on employee needs so we can continuously improve as an employer of choice within our industry.

  • Employee Benefits: We believe a healthy and equitable workplace begins with our people practices. We offer a total rewards package to support our employees’ health and wellbeing. This includes providing benefits to meet their needs, including support of physical, emotional, financial, personal, and social health.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: At Bumble Inc., everyone has a seat at the table. Our priority is building a company that represents the communities we serve—and ensuring each employee is able to bring their whole self to work, knowing their skills, and perspectives are valued and integral to our mission. We seek to be fully reflective of the communities we serve around the world and to provide opportunities for employee feedback, expression, and celebration. 73% of our Board and more than 50% of our management team are women.