Thursday, February 24, 2011

Private Investigator News: Consumer lawsuits challenge online data brokers

"NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters Legal) - Two lawsuits in federal court in California that challenge the way a popular online data-mining company does business could give consumers more privacy protection from firms that sell personal information on the Web.

In the most recent complaint, filed last week in the Central District of California, plaintiff Thomas Robins alleged that Spokeo Inc. violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by offering false data about individuals without giving them the chance to correct or remove inaccurate reports."

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