Bloomberg Law
Aug. 16, 2022, 8:21 PM

Immigration Activists Say LexisNexis Sells Personal Data to ICE

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. collects personal information from consumers and sells it to corporations, law enforcement, and government agencies without their consent, according to a complaint filed by immigration activists in an Illinois circuit court Tuesday.

The activists claim LexisNexis’ practice of selling personal data through the online platform Accurint violates the privacy of Illinois residents. The giant database aggregates the personal information of millions of people and allows LexisNexis users, like law enforcement agencies, to access it, the plaintiffs said.

Law enforcement officers can use Accurint to surveil and track people with information that would normally only be available ...