Evan Brown writes;
Plaintiff sued the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and a number of state officials for violation of the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, 18 USC §2721-25. Plaintiff claimed that the defendants turned over a large amount of protected personal information to a private party, and that that party then further disclosed the information to another entity that published the information on the web.
As a result, the personal information of a number of Florida drivers became available for viewing online by anyone.
The defendants moved to dismiss the suit for failure to state a claim. The court denied the motion.
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The case is Welch v. Theodorides-Bustle, — F.Supp.2d —, 2010 WL 22365 (N.D. Fla., January 5, 2010)