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Thomson Reuters Must Face Privacy Lawsuit over CLEAR Platform

Aug. 17, 2021, 7:22 PM

A privacy lawsuit challenging a Thomson Reuters Corp. database that sells dossiers of public and non-public information about individuals will proceed under California’s unfair competition law after a federal judge trimmed one claim from the proposed class action.

The lawsuit, filed by two California-based Black civil rights activists, challenges Thomson Reuters’s CLEAR platform, which sells dossier reports on individuals based on both public information and information not available to the general public. According to the activists, who fear being targeted for their work, the platform includes live mobile phone records, location data from license plate detections, credit information, utility records, ...

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