“It has recently come to light that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been bidding the private information of millions of New York residents to third parties and selling it to the highest bidders. Private information should be kept private. I am appalled by this act, and I will be signing on to sponsor legislation (A.2509) which limits the dissemination of this information to situations such as the issuance of manufacturers’ warranties and safety recalls, as well as statistical compilations without an individual’s consent. For the protection of all New Yorkers, we must act on this immediately and make this a priority as session comes to a close.”
Editor’s Note: A link to the petition calling for Gov. Cuomo and the DMV to cease the sale of private information can be found here.