Dec 282009
 
 December 28, 2009  Court

Via Courthouse News:

Some Oregon drivers have filed a class action lawsuit against Direct Response Media Group and others who they claim purchased their drivers’ records in violation of Driver Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C.
§2721.

The defendants in the case are Direct Response Media Group dba Direct Aman Enterprises, Archways Systems, Bilyeu-Miller Insurance, Commercial Information Systems, Computer Check Verification, Credit International Corp., Criminal Information Systems, Cris Inc., Oregon Credit Systems, Oregonian Publishing Co., Professional Credit Services, Studio K. Ltd., and Western Mercantile Agency.

According to the complaint:

Each Defendant in this litigation purchased this entire database of names from the State of Oregon. Defendants each have a signed contract with the State of Oregon whereby they claim that they have a proper purpose for obtaining each piece of personal information.

Defendants, however, cannot and do not have a permissible purpose to obtain all the personal information contained in the State of Oregon’s database.

Under the DPPA, a “person” who knowingly obtains or discloses “personal information” concerning another without a corresponding use of the data under 18 US.C. § 2721(b) “shall be liable to the individual to whom the information pertains.” 18 US.C. §2724(b).

A copy of the complaint can be found here.

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