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EPIC Urges Extended Relief for Driver Privacy Claims

EPIC has filed a "friend of the court" brief in McDonough v. Anoka County, a case involving the Driver's Privacy Protection Act. That law protects the privacy of driver record information held by state Department of Motor Vehicles. EPIC argued that a court was wrong to dismiss legal claims before people knew that their information was improperly disclosed by the DMVs. EPIC said that courts should follow the "discovery rule" so that victims can bring cases after they learn their personal information has been impermissibly accessed. EPIC has frequently defended this important federal privacy law. For more information, see EPIC - Reno v. Condon, EPIC - DPPA, EPIC - Maracich v. Spears, and EPIC - Gordon v. Softech Int'l.

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