Archive for the ‘drivers license’ Category


BTC – Florida’s wintery grounds become heated over DMV mishandling of driver information. The West Palm Beach Post reported the DMV had sold license records to 3rd party marketing firms, including some very private information, like Social Security Numbers.  The civil lawsuit is based on violations of a federal driver privacy law.

According to Paul Henry with Floridians Against Real ID, this is the 2nd class action State based lawsuit against the DMV’s mishandling of driver records. The lawsuit is the first of it’s kind since the Florida adopted State laws compliant with the Real ID Act. Privacy and data brokerage concerns have been a strong argument against moving towards centralized ID card systems for Americans.

Mr. Henry updates us on legislative reform towards driver privacy and updates on Florida’s move to nullify the Real ID Act, invoking a classic 10th Amendment move.

c/o The Palm Beach Post @CNS News

A lawsuit against the state of Florida over the sale of personal driver’s license information to a private firm may proceed as a class action, a federal judge has ruled.

The suit claims the state, specifically the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, improperly sold personal information gleaned from about 31 million driver’s license records to Shadowsoft Inc., an Irving, Texas-based Internet marketer. Shadowsoft then sold the information to other firms that target consumers.


Nice to see that NC is doing all it can to become a police state.  I will spread this story to as many people in NC and encourage them to move out like I did.  Perhaps they can move to TN where there is no state income tax or SC where a person have a religious exemption from having their photos taken.  I have met some of the Amish and will get word to them the old fashioned way and encourage them to move out of NC as well.”  – JP