The governor is restricting access to DMV data after VTDigger published an investigation on the state’s practice of selling driver data.
On this week’s podcast, Vice’s Joseph Cox explains why privacy advocates are pushing to tighten the federal law that regulates state DMVs selling personal information.
The department has made millions selling information to companies, government agencies, as well as private eyes.
The updated cards will have almost twice as many security features, including microprinting, a raised signature, and features that utilize blacklights.
Michael K. Smith previously held top jobs in the administration of Gov. Jim Douglas and at Fairpoint Communications. He’s recently been a radio talk show host and VTDigger columnist.