Clear, a company that once promised to provide frequent travelers with a quicker way through airport security checkpoints via a membership fee and submitting certain biometric information, has been ordered by a judge to not sell any of their members’ biometric data following their shut-down of service this summer, according to a Wired article.
The intention by the company wasn’t to sell personal information to the highest bidder, however, but rather to another company interested in taking over the operation.
The interest in selling the data was announced on Clear’s Web site which subsequently launched a lawsuit by their customers to stop the action. It was during the suit that the judge has ordered the company to not sell any biometric information as well as save any pertinent company documents until the suit is finished.
One of the reasons the company was failing was due to the Transportation and Security Administration’s efforts to speed up security queues with their own biometric programs.
Read the full story here.