While Robins' lawsuit was sparked by his alleged inaccurate information aggregated by Spokeo, there are dangers of having one's accurate information online, whether publicly available or not, said Adam Levin, founder of Identity Theft 911, which provides identity risk management.
"There are some people who might say if an identity thief is trying to look me up, I would prefer some of my information be inaccurate," Levin said.
Levin said sites like Spokeo, Ancestry.com and Classmates.com represent an "obsession" about finding out about our past and others.
"That's great if it's a personal research project or way to connect with an old friend," Levin said. "Unfortunately everyone has access to this: both people with good and bad intentions."