Driver’s Privacy Protection Act Law and Legal Definition

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act is a U.S. federal statute of 1994. The Act governs the privacy and disclosure of personal information gathered by the state departments of motor vehicles. The Act specifically states that the personal information of a person should not be disclosed with out the consent of such person. The Act provides for certain purpose for which exception is granted. They are:

1. for any governmental agency to carry on its function;

2. for any use in connection with any motor vehicle, driver safety, or theft;

3. for use in connection with any matter before a court or arbitration proceeding;

4. for producing statistical reports and other research, provided that personal information is not published;

5. for use by insurance companies;

6. for providing notice to owners of towed vehicles;

7. for use by licensed private investigation agencies;

8. for use by employers;

9. for use by private toll transportation facilities;

10. for response to requests from motor vehicle departments;

11. for the bulk distribution or surveys, marketing materials, or solicitations (opt-in only);

12. When written consent of the individual is provided; and

13. for other users specifically authorized by state laws.