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Federal Judge Dismisses DPPA Class-Action

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 3, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a class-action lawsuit over the bulk purchase and distribution of personal information obtained from a state's motor vehicle records, LegalNewsline.com reports. A district court ruled in December 2010 that the purchase by Ascom Transport System Inc. did not violate the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). In a ruling filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff said, "Plaintiffs have not cited any case law, legislative history or other 'any authority or persuasive argument for concluding that (the DPPA) clearly and unambiguously limits disclosure of personal information to one individual at a time.'"
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