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LexisNexis Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

The LexisNexis opt-out procedure is one of the most difficult to get through. Part of this is due to how difficult it can be to access the right opt-out page. To start off, the company is split into LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which is a data broker, and LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which doesn’t primarily deal with data. 

In this article, we’ll cover LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Of the two separate online opt-out forms you can submit, one requires you to provide more sensitive information, such as your Social Security number (SSN). Below, we’ll walk you through the process that provides you with the most data privacy.

Opt-out process: 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: March 20, 2024

How to opt out of LexisNexis

In short:

  1. Access the LexisNexis opt-out page at https://optout.lexisnexis.com/.
  2. Read the instructions and click “next.”
  3. Select a reason for opting out and click “next.”
  4. Enter your personal information and click “next.”
  5. Enter your address and click “next.”
  6. Enter your contact information and click “confirm request.”
  7. Save your confirmation number.

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Step-by-step LexisNexis opt-out guide

Total Time: 10 minutes

  1. Access the LexisNexis opt-out page at https://optout.lexisnexis.com/

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    Go to the opt-out page and click “next.”

  2. Read the instructions and click “next”

    Check through the instructions provided on this page. They include details such as how to submit supporting documents. Then click “next.”

  3. Select a reason for opting out and click “next”

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    You need to provide a reason for opting out of LexisNexis. You can select “I do not want my information shared.” For any other reason, you will have to provide supporting documents. 

    If you are a victim of identity theft, you have to submit a copy of a police report that verifies your claim. 
    If you are a law enforcement officer or public official, you have to submit a letter from your supervisor stating that having your data exposed places you at risk of severe bodily harm or death.
    If you do not work in law enforcement but are at risk of harm or death, you must submit a copy of a court protective order, a police report, or any other official document that verifies the threat.

    Once you make a selection and submit the necessary documents, click “next.”

  4. Enter your personal information and click “next”

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    Enter your full name. You can also add your Social Security number but, as this is very sensitive information, we recommend that you don’t include it. If you want to remove the data of any other person living at your address, click “add person.” Otherwise, click “next.”

  5. Enter your address and click “next”

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    Fill out each section of the address form and click “add address” if you wish to do so, or click “next.”

  6. Enter your contact information and click “confirm request”

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    Enter your preferred contact method. You can choose phone number, email, or mail. Then click “confirm request.”

  7. Save your confirmation number

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    You’ll receive a confirmation number. Note it down in case LexisNexis contacts you to follow up or gather more information about your removal request. 

What next?

LexisNexis is just one of hundreds of data brokers. These companies often trade and sell data among themselves, as well as with individuals and other businesses. If you want to take your data off the market to protect your privacy and online security, we recommend removing your personal data from all data brokers

You can find which people search sites sell your personal information by looking up your name in a web search engine. You’ll also have to do some research on data brokers operating in your area to get an idea of which ones may have your data, as most business-to-business data brokers don’t index their data files. 

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Alternative LexisNexis opt-out methods

You can also opt out through the LexisNexis consumer portal, via their help page, or by calling their consumer center at 1-888-497-0011.

 To submit an online request form, visit the consumer center and enter your full name and address. If your delivery address isn’t the same as your residential address, make sure to tick the box below and provide a resident address as well.

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Then tick one or more of the following options:

  • Request your consumer disclosure form, if you’d like to view what information LexisNexis Risk Solutions holds in your profile;
  • Full opt out, if you want them to stop selling your information (you can request that they limit the sale of your sensitive information); 
  • Partial opt out, if you only want them to sell your professional information;
  • Delete my personal information, if you want them to delete all of your personal information. 

Finally, enter your email address (if you want to include any data linked to your email), SSN or driver’s license number (we recommend you never share your SSN), and your date of birth. Complete the CAPTCHA challenge and click “submit.”

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FAQ

What is LexisNexis?

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a risk mitigation data broker that provides analytics, data-management, and decision-making tools and services to business clients within a variety of sectors, including insurance, tax, government, healthcare, and financial services.

The personal information LexisNexis collects as part of its service includes:

– Names
– Home addresses
– Cell phone numbers
– Landline numbers
– Bankruptcy records
– Lien judgments
– Professional licenses
– Business contacts
– Salary
– Information about family members
– Vehicle registrations
– Property records

What does LexisNexis do?

LexisNexis collects, compiles, analyses, and sells personal data records.
They operate in 175 countries around the world and provide data products to government workers, law enforcement, and risk-management professionals. 

They provide products such as:

– Crime analysis
– Contact and locate
– Private investigations
– Identity risk navigator
– Attract commercial
– And more, based on the professional field of the user.

How long is the LexisNexis opt-out process?

It should take you between 10 and 15 minutes to opt out from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. This depends on how many people you are requesting removal for, how many addresses you want to include, and which opt-out reason you select. 

When will LexisNexis delete my information?

It may take LexisNexis up to 30 days to process your opt-out request. If your data isn’t removed after 30 days, you can reach out to them via the help page, or by calling 1-888-497-0011.

Where does LexisNexis get your data?

LexisNexis collects data from more than 10,000 sources ranging from public to private, regulated, emerging, and derived data. These include local tax and property records, insurance policies, and federal court records.

What happens when you opt out of LexisNexis?

Once you opt out of LexisNexis, your personal information will no longer be available for users to buy. However, it will remain in products regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, restricted public records for law enforcement, and third-party data available through real-time gateways.

Can LexisNexis add my information again, even after they suppress my data?

Yes, although it’s not guaranteed either way, your data may show up on their website again after a while. This happens when the new data they collect cannot be matched to previous records they removed. 

It’s the same with most data brokers. This is why we recommend you regularly check back on sites that have already deleted your personal information. You can also avoid the hassle of re-sending opt-out requests by using an automated data removal service like Incogni.

Does LexisNexis have the right to sell my data?

LexisNexis does have the legal right to collect and sell your data. However, they are regulated by data privacy laws such as the CCPA, meaning you have the right to make them delete your personal information. 

Should I opt out of LexisNexis?

Yes. With the level of detail LexisNexis provides its users, there are a lot of potential risks to the record owners. This can range from law enforcement bypassing warrants and subpoenas to obtain information for investigations to regular scammers using your data against you

To protect and keep your data private, we recommend removing your personal information from any websites like LexisNexis that publish or sell it online.

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