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Proposed Settlement Reached in Missouri Class Action Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 17, 2010

A proposed settlement has been reached in a 2008 class action lawsuit involving the alleged acquisition and unlawful use of some Missouri drivers' personal information, reports the Sacramento Bee. Shadowsoft, Inc., and The Source for Public Data L.P. have agreed to return the personal data. The class alleged that the defendants violated the state's Driver's Privacy Protection Act when "highly restricted personal information" about their motor vehicle records was obtained, disclosed or used by the defendants beginning in July 2004. An October hearing will determine whether the settlement is fair. A separate suit is pending against individuals at the Missouri Department of Revenue for allegedly disclosing the data.
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