Democratic rep: sale of driver data a bigger problem than sharing with feds
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Democratic rep: sale of driver data a bigger problem than sharing with feds

Date: April 4, 2013
By: Wes Duplantier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 887

Intro: 
If you've got a Missouri drivers license, your personal information is up for sale. And at least one state lawmaker says he wants to stop that.
RunTime:  0:46
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Democratic Representative Chris Kelly says the Missouri Department of Revenue can sell everything from your eye color to your driving record--to thousands of private companies. He says companies should only be able to get that data with your permission.

This isn't the only controversy in the Capitol involving the Department of Revenue. Republicans have said the department is illegally sending information on gun owners to federal government. Kelly says that isn't happening.

Actuality:  KELGUNS1.WAV
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Description: "Some people are perpetuating a fantasy that the Department of Revenue is giving to the federal government drivers license information and [concealed carry of a weapon permit] information. That is documentably false, but it is politically convenient."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.

Intro: 
If you've got a Missouri drivers license, your personal information is up for sale. And at least one state lawmaker says he wants to stop that.
RunTime:  0:46
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

Democratic Representative Chris Kelly says the Missouri Department of Revenue can sell everything from your eye color to your driving record--to thousands of private companies.

Now Kelly is pushing a bill that would forbid companies from getting that information unless they've got your permission. He said he knows that could hurt the business of the those information companies:

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Description: "I certainly hope so. Because what their business is, is the mining, marketing and misuse of the public information of the drivers' license files in the state of Missouri."

The information companies say they use the license data for good purposes, like contacting people who own cars that are being recalled.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.

Intro: 
If you've got a Missouri drivers license, your personal information is up for sale. And at least one state lawmaker says he wants to stop that.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

Democratic Representative Chris Kelly says the Missouri Department of Revenue can sell everything from your eye color to your driving record--to thousands of private companies. Now he's pushing a bill in the legislature to stop those information sales.

But information companies, like Carfax, say they use the license data for good purposes. Carfax lobbyist Chris Neal says his company needs access to that driver information to figure out if a car has a good or bad history.  

Actuality:  CARFAX.WAV
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Description: "Obviously, our customers want to know--whether you're an auction, whether you're a dealer or you're a consumer walking these used car lots-- whether or not a vehicle has been flooded or has a flood brand, whether or not a vehicle has been declared a total loss or a salvage vehicle."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.


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