What laws protect my private information when someone accesses my driving record?

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Laws Protecting Private Information

The federal law that protects your private information when someone accesses your driving record is The Drivers Privacy Protection Act. This law requires all states to protect the privacy of personal information contained in an individual's motor vehicle record. In addition, most other states have added their own laws that further restrict what information someone can access on your driving record.

Privacy issues are becoming even more of a hot button issue with today’s technology. With a single click, strangers can find out all kinds of information about you, some of it very personal. Driving records have long been a controversial issue, as in the past someone accessing your driving record could learn highly sensitive personal information, like your address.

Off Limits Info

In response to tragic circumstances and the lobbying of personal privacy advocates, federal and state governments have enacted laws to protect private information contained in a driving record. Today, in most cases, an individual or company accessing your driving record is only able to view driving-related information such as driver's traffic violations, license status and accidents. What’s now off-limits to most people are items such as:
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Social Security Number
  • Photograph
  • Certain medical or disability information
There are cases when this information may be obtained, such as by governmental agencies or courts in carrying out their functions and by licensed private investigators. States like Missouri also forbid the use of driving record personal information for the purpose of bulk mail marketing.

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