WeWork battling another data leak

Konrad Putzier reports:

A week after WeWork saw internal financial estimates splashed all over the internet, the company is battling another data leak.

Thinknum, a web data company, says it analyzed public data in WeWork’s online member network and created a database of all its registered members. It claims WeWork’s membership churn rate has increased dramatically over the past couple of months, from 1.2 percent to more than 6 percent.

WeWork disputes the numbers, and today sent a cease-and-desist letter to Thinknum, itself a WeWork member, claiming it violated its membership agreement by “scraping” the membership network and collecting information on members.

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