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PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

December 10, 2010

A transgender woman has filed a claim against the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on allegations that a DMV clerk improperly used a state database to send her a personal letter criticizing her sex change, the Associated Press reports. She is seeking damages for invasion of privacy and violation of civil rights. The DMV declined to comment, but a spokesperson confirmed that employees are prohibited from contacting customers about non-business matters, the report states.
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