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Court: Ohio Data Selling Practices Not In Violation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 14, 2011

A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court decision, dismissing a 2009 lawsuit against the state of Ohio that alleged privacy violations stemming from the state's practice of selling driver's license data. The Republic reports that while the lower court's ruling allowed officials to be sued for "disclosing personal information not permitted by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act," the appeals court found the "rights under the law weren't sufficiently clear." Three Cincinnati residents filed the lawsuit, and their lawyer has said they haven't decided if they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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