The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal driver’s privacy law prevented a Chicago suburb from issuing tickets that contained the driver's name, address, driver's license number, date of birth, height and weight. The Driver's Privacy Protection Act is a federal law passed after a California actress was murdered by a stalker who obtained personal information from the state department of motor vehicles. EPIC recently filed a "friend of the court" brief arguing that resellers of state driver records should be strictly liable under the Act. For more information, see EPIC: Driver’s Privacy.
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by Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin,