U.S. Departments of Motor Vehicles are selling drivers’ personal information to commercial requesters to generate revenue, Vice reports. A document obtained by Vice’s Motherboard revealed the California DMV generates $50 million a year by selling information drivers are required to provide to get their license, including names, addresses and car registration information. The obtained document does not name the requesters, but the California DMV said it could include insurance companies and prospective employers. Meanwhile, VTDigger reports the Vermont DMV has been selling drivers’ personal data to private companies since at least 2004, making more than $15 million on the data over the past four years.
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