Verified Identity Pass, the parent company of airport security provider Clear, has been served with a class action lawsuit over reimbursement of its US$199 annual fee. The company, founded in 2005, closed its airport kiosks last week, permanently, leaving customers to fend for themselves.
Clear operated the Registered Traveler program in 20 airports, serving a reported 260,000 customers. The company pre-screened frequent fliers taking fingerprints, iris sans and credit information on customers which it then gave to the US Transportation Security Administration, in order to fast track people through the security line-ups.
The class action lawsuit seeks reimbursement of the membership fees and punitive damages for members of Clear.
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