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Personal Information Sold by Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

The State of Texas made millions of dollars selling your private information last year. We’re talking about your name, address, and even what kind of car you drive.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claims protecting your information is a top priority for them. A federal law guides them on just who can buy your private information and how they use it. But we found out the Texas DMV might not be monitoring this as closely as they claim.

No matter what day it is or what time, the downtown Tax Collector’s office in Dallas is always busy. Most of the people who walk through the Dallas County Tax Collector’s office are registering their cars with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Source: CBS Dallas. Read full article. (link)

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    Texas isn't the only state that sales or releases data on residents.