Divulging Red Light Records OK Under DPPA, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal court ruled Monday that the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act does not prohibit a city from disclosing records of red-light violation notices in response to a public request.

Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that defendant Federated Publications Inc. — publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper — was within its rights to request a record of violation notices issued to drivers by the city of Tallahassee after the city, wary of hefty fines associated with violating the DPPA, brought the paper to court to...
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