Associated Press reports:
A federal appeals panel has ruled that Ohio officials did not violate federal privacy laws in disclosing personal information from drivers’ records.
The ruling reversed a lower court decision and ordered dismissal of a 2009 lawsuit filed against Ohio’s public safety and motor vehicle agencies by three Cincinnati residents. They say records went to a company that distributes public records databases.
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So the court reversed because they found that rights under a long-standing federal law were “not sufficiently clear?” Now what? Will Congress take up the law and clarify it? Or will the attorneys for the plaintiffs appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court?