DMVs are Selling Personal Data to Private Investigators

Motor vehicle departments around the United States are taking drivers’ personal information and selling it to a range of businesses, including private investigators, generating millions of dollars in revenue, said a scathing new report.

According to Motherboard, which obtained hundreds of pages of documents through public records requests, members of the public are likely not even aware that the data they’re obligated to provide is being sold — in some instances, to private investigators who specifically advertise they’ll surveil spouses to see if they’re cheating.

“You need to learn what they’ve been doing, when they’ve been doing it, who they’ve been doing it with and how long it has been going on. You need to see proof with your own eyes,” says the website of Integrity Investigations, one private investigator company that purchases data from DMVs.

www.foxnews.com/tech/dmvs-selling-data-making-millions-documents-reveal

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver's_Privacy_Protection_Act

 

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