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Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet have agreed to pay the federal government $1.5 million to settle a complaint that the state violated motorists' privacy.
Florida violated federal law by selling personal information from registration and driver license records to mass marketers from June 1, 2000 through Sept. 30, 2004.
State law then had let motorists opt out of the program. Federal law, though, required just the opposite - that information be withheld unless motorists asked for it to be released.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
Makes me wonder how many other states are doing this and getting away with it. Usually where there's smoke there's fire: if one state's government officials thought they could get away with it, I wouldn't doubt there's more. Government officials have no respect for their employers anymore.