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Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, 9:27 a.m.

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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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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