2nd Circ. Rejects Strict Liability For DMV Data Brokers

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday ruled that companies that sell information gleaned from DMV records cannot be held strictly liable for a purchaser's subsequent actions, but held that companies must uphold a certain standard of care in evaluating statutory disclosure exceptions.

A divided three-judge panel determined that data broker Softech International Inc. and private investigation service Arcanum Investigations Inc. cannot be held strictly liable under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act for their role in providing identifying information to a man who tracked down and harassed a...
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