Driving PA Forward, along with the students and faculty of Villanova University’s Framework Legal Advocacy Clinic, has released a report that found Pennsylvania shares drivers’ personal information without being able to determine how the details revealed are going to be used.
Drivers’ Personal Information Shared
Personal information provided by drivers to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), such as date-of-birth, address, height, eye color, and photo, can end up in the hands of federal law enforcement and private businesses. The research revealed that this could happen without the driver’s knowledge.
Certain parts of the report were confirmed by PennDOT, while the agency asserted there were some inaccuracies. The agency does share information in response to a “subpoena or warrant or lawful data request form,” as well as with federal law enforcement, said PennDOT community relations coordinator Diego Sandino.
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