Personal Privacy

The California DMV is Raking in More Than $50 Million a Year Selling Drivers’ Data

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information.

Public records show the total revenue in financial year 2013/14 as $41,562,735, before steadily climbing to $52,048,236 in the financial year 2017/18.

Recipients of the data included data broker LexisNexis, consumer credit reporting agency Experian, insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers, and prospective employers.

Curated from Vice

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