Is your Motor Vehicle Dept selling your information?

❝ Long wait lines and forgetting proper documentation apparently aren’t the only concerns when applying for a new license or vehicle registration at your local department of motor vehicles. Vice.com’s Motherboard team recently obtained a number of financial documents revealing that the DMVs in several states are making extra cash by selling personal records to third-parties, sometimes unlawfully…

❝ Better yet, there are others buying up the info as well. Motherboard found that credit reporting agencies like Experian buy the data in bulk…

❝ In apparent neutered responses to Motherboard’s inquiries, several DMVs told the outlet that they do not sell any incredibly sensitive information, such as social security numbers or driver license photographs. But they do sell information such as a driver’s name and address, along with their residency zip code, phone number, email address, and even their date of birth.

Almost makes a profiteering creep like the fake president seem normal. If you also miss the days when fascists made the trains run on time.