Minn. Ducks Privacy Class Actions Over Driver's License Data

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Friday dismissed the state Departments of Public Safety and Natural Resources from several proposed class actions over a state employee's allegedly unauthorized viewing of private data from residents’ motor vehicle records.

The plaintiffs in the five consolidated suits are Minnesota residents who provided private data about themselves to the DPS in order to obtain and use a state driver’s license. Their claims primarily stem from the conduct of former DNR employee John Hunt, who allegedly viewed motor vehicle records data, but...
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