A Virginia resident is again trying to bring a class-action lawsuit against online data aggregator Spokeo after his first complaint was dismissed last month by a federal judge, MediaPost reports. The judge ruled that Thomas Robins had not "adequately alleged" that he was harmed by incorrect information published about him--including age, marital status and field of employment--on the site. In new papers filed Wednesday, Robins says such inaccuracies have hampered his job search. Another plaintiff has filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of California, which is pending, while privacy advocates argue Spokeo's practices violate the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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