Removals That Require More Effort

Removals That Require More Effort

 Many of my readers are law enforcement employees who put a lot of effort into removing personal information from online search results. I find that some people who spend a lot of time with this effort often will skip contacting some of the larger data brokers or investigative databases to also request removal. Suppressing your information from these larger data bases is often only available for qualified individuals like law enforcement, judges, public officials to name a few. Civilians who articulate a credible threat can also obtain approval to have the information removed form these places as well.

I would encourage colleagues in law enforcement to take the time to remove their information from Thompson Reuters / Westlaw / CLEAR, TLOxp, andCoreLogic.  Take the time to write the appropriate letters, and send in the identification requested to these companies so that your removal efforts will be as thorough as possible. Here are the instructions, links, and addresses you’ll need and also examples of how you could write your letters. Take these templates, change up the wording and customize them for your needs so that they are uniqueto you and your family.

I will provide a sample letter to CoreLogic that a civilian could potentially use and also two examples of how someone in law enforcement could craft their letter to the other companies.


Mark Wynn
Director, Corporate Compliance
CoreLogic
Office: 949-214-1539
http://www.corelogic.com/


Mr. Wynn,


We would like to respectfully request that CoreLogic mark our records with an opt-out indicator in an effort to prevent marketing activities by your customers. I understand that the information you have on file in not typically available publicly, however we would like to opt-out or remove our property record from any sharing that may take place with data bases and customers your company associates with. Further, we would like to have our name(s) redacted from the property listings that your company provides to its clients.


My wife and I have concerns for our personal safety and privacy and that of our family after receiving credible threats due to services we provide the community. Our home is the location where several foster children live who have been the victims of domestic violence and child exploitation. Due to this, and recent identity theft issues that I continue to struggle with, I will be grateful for your help with honoring my removal or opt-out request.
To help you identify records associated with us, we are providing the following information, which should help you narrow down our property information.


Names:
Address:
Email:


Attached to this email is a copy of our State issued identification for additional verification if needed. Thank you for your attention to this request and please feel free to contact me if there are any questions.


Sincerely,
Your Name


For TLO (non-public data broker) you will need to submit two letters, one from you and one from your supervisor. The letters are similar and they are NOT verified in any way. I recommend both of these letters be printed on agency letterhead. You will also want to include your state issued ID and Department ID for verification.


Put these letters together with your ID’s and scan them into one document (PDF). Send the document to ALL of these email addresses and also mail the documents to the mailing address in the attached.


jlutwin@transunion.com
customersupport@tlo.com
tloxp@transunion.com


Attached is the opt-out info I just explained for TLO. Also below are two templates you could use to draft your own letters.


EMPLOYEE LETTER


Date:


TransUnion Specialized Risk Opt-Out
Compliance Department
4530 Conference Way South
Boca Raton, Florida 33431


To whom it may concern,


I have an opt-out request for having my personal information removed from the TLO public and non-public information databases available to subscribers of your service.


I am a covert law enforcement officer, and my job exposes me to the threat of death or serious bodily harm. Below is my personal information for your reference to assist with this removal request. Please see the attached for additional information per the instructions you sent me for your opt out requests.


Name: Full legal name
DOB:
Addresses include:
(list current address)
(list a few past addresses)

Attached to this letter is a redacted copy of my state issued driver’s license for verification and also my government issued identification, and a letter from my supervisor. Thank you for any help you can provide. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this request.


SUPERVISOR LETTER


Date:


TransUnion Specialized Risk Opt-Out
Compliance Department
4530 Conference Way South
Boca Raton, Florida 33431


To whom it may concern:


The purpose of this letter is to serve as documentation that (your name) is a Detective with the (your agency). He has sent copies of his credentials with this letter.


His job title exposes him to a threat of death or serious bodily harm. Due to the nature of his assignment he routinely works in a covert manner during investigations which increases his exposure to threats to his safety and that of his family.

Please accept this request to have his personal information removed from TLO public and non-public information databases. Thank you for your help with this matter.


For Westlaw/Thompson Reuters/CLEAR (non-public data broker) you will need to submit two letters, one from you and one from your supervisor. The letters are similar and they are NOT verified in any way. I recommend both of these letters be printed on agency letterhead. You will also want to include your state issued ID and Department ID for verification.


Mail the documents to this mailing address:


Westlaw and CLEAR Public Records
ATTN: D5-S400 – Personal Information Removal Request
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123


Below are two templates you could use to draft your own letters, and more information can be found here.


EMPLOYEE LETTER


Date:


Westlaw and CLEAR Public Records
ATTN: D5-S400 – Personal Information Removal Request
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123


To whom it may concern,


I have an opt-out request for having my personal information removed from Thomas Reuters Legal’s public and non-public information databases.


I am a covert law enforcement officer, and my job exposes me to the threat of death or serious bodily harm. Below is my personal information for your reference to assist with this removal request.  Please see the attached for additional information per the instruction on your website.


Name:
Address:
DOB:
SSN:


Attached to this letter is a redacted copy of my state issued driver’s license for verification and also my government issued identification, and a letter from my supervisor. Thank you for any help you can provide. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this request.

SUPERVISOR LETTER


Date:


Westlaw and CLEAR Public Records
ATTN: D5-S400 – Personal Information Removal Request
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123


To whom it may concern:


The purpose of this letter is to serve as documentation that (your name) is a Detective with the (your agency). He has sent copies of his credentials with this letter.


His job title exposes him to a threat of death or serious bodily harm. Due to the nature of his assignment he routinely works in a covert manner during investigations which increases his exposure to threats to his safety and that of his family. Please accept this request to have his personal information removed from Thomas Reuters Legal’s public and non-public information databases. Thank you for your help with this matter.

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  1. This is great. For civilian requests, do you find that requests like these need to be accompanied by some kind of documentation? Examples?
    *affidavits from financial institutions
    *police reports

    Thanks!

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