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Trib: ITD’s Dirty Little Secret

It's not so much the Idaho Transportation Department — and every transportation outfit in the other 49 states — is selling off information it gleans from driver's licenses and vehicle registrations. It's not even that ITD makes about $5.4 million - most of which is net profit - although there is something unseemly about the government using public data as a business model. What ought to have you steamed is this notion that erstwhile public documents - a driver's license and automobile registration - are off-limits to ordinary citizens and even most businesses/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.


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