7th Circ. Rules Personal Info On Tickets A Privacy Breach

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A Chicago suburb’s policy of printing personal information on parking tickets violates a federal privacy statute and may expose parking scofflaws to rapists, stalkers and identity thieves, the full Seventh Circuit ruled Monday, reviving a putative class action against the village.

In a 7-4 en banc ruling, the appeals court found that the village of Palatine, Ill., has been violating the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act in printing personal information — such as name, home address and physical characteristics — on tickets issued to vehicles parked...
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