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California DMV Is Selling Drivers’ Data to Private Investigators

Motherboard: “The California Department of Motor Vehicles is selling drivers’ data to private investigators and bail bondsmen, according to an internal DMV document obtained by Motherboard. The document in all lists nearly 98,000 entities that have had access to some form of DMV data, including trucking companies and insurance firms. The revelation highlights how not only private companies are in the business of selling information but some government bodies as well, and has reignited calls for laws around drivers’ data to be changed. The news comes after Motherboard previously revealed that the California DMV makes $50 million a year selling data of drivers…”

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