Wired reports that a federal judge has ordered the “Clear” Registered Traveler program not to sell the biometric data it collected from its more than 250,000 customers. Clear was the leading company in the Transportation Security Administration’s Registered Traveler program, which offered dedicated security lines for travelers who paid an annual fee, passed a background check and submitted biometric data such as iris scans and fingerprints. Clear announced in June that it had gone out of business.
The judge “ordered Clear not to sell the data, saying that the former customers suing the company were likely to win since the contract customers signed with Clear forbade selling the data. The judge also ordered the company to save all relevant company documents,” Wired reports.