Report: LexisNexis Accused of Disseminating Private Information “reckless or willful disregard of the law,”

A court can award actual damages of at least $1,000 for each violation, punitive damages for reckless or willful disregard of the law, and attorney fees and litigation costs.

A division of LexisNexis has been accused in a New Jersey suit of violating Daniel’s Law, enacted to protect the privacy of judges, police officers and other groups.

LexisNexis Risk Data Management operates websites that allow anyone to obtain the name, home address and unlisted home telephone number of persons protected under Daniel’s Law, according to the suit, which was filed in Bergen County Superior Court on Thursday.

LexisNexis allegedly continued to make that information available even after plaintiffs sent the company written requests to stop disclosing it, which represents a violation of Daniel’s Law, the suit claims.

LexisNexis Risk Data Management and its parent company, RELX, were named in a suit by Atlantic Data Privacy Corp. of Jersey City, as an assignee of individuals covered under Daniel’s Law.

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