August 22, 2017 11:23 PM ET

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Company Overview of Spokeo Inc.

Company Overview

Spokeo Inc. operates as a people search engine. It offers Spokeo Enterprise, a people search service for businesses and organizations in helping them find, validate, and connect with individuals; and Spokeo for Law Enforcement, an investigative search tool for law enforcement officials that brings together public records and social media data. It also offers, a private social network. The company aggregates and organizes white-pages listings, social information, and other people-related data from various phone books, social networks, marketing lists, business sites, and other public sources. Its search engine also allows users for name searches, reverse email searches, reverse phon...

556 South Fair Oaks Avenue

Suite #101-179

Pasadena, CA 91105

United States

Founded in 2006



Key Executives for Spokeo Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Spokeo Inc. Key Developments

Spokeo Introduces Investigative Tool for Law Enforcement

Spokeo introduced Spokeo for Law Enforcement, an investigative search tool for law enforcement officials that brings together public records and social media data. Spokeo for Law Enforcement connects investigators to over 12 billion records linking traditional public records with social media data. The search tool provides fast, easy-to-navigate results within seconds. The fast and easy access to social media data, in particular, helps officials better track down, monitor and contact individuals.

The US Supreme Court to Consider to Nip in the Bud A Class-Action Lawsuit against Spokeo

The US Supreme Court will consider whether to nip in the bud a class-action lawsuit against Spokeo, in a case closely watched by Silicon Valley companies facing similar claims. If the court rules for Pasadena, Spokeo and finds a consumer lawsuit cannot proceed when the plaintiff cannot show they are being harmed, it could curtail a recent wave of class-action cases against online companies. Google, Facebook, eBay and Yahoo filed court papers backing Spokeo, a people search Web site. If similar cases are allowed to proceed against other companies, any user of their services who alleges a legal violation based only on a technical violation of a federal statute could pursue a multibillion-dollar statutory damages claim despite the lack of injury. The case gives the conservative-leaning Supreme Court another chance to limit class-action litigation as it has in a series of rulings, including a major 2011 victory for Walmart.

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