DMV Selling Personal Information

As states face mounting budget pressures they are coming up with more ways to collect revenue. But how would you feel if your state sold personal information to data brokers. That is exactly what happened in Ohio.

Beginning in 2005 the Ohio DMV has sold 1.39 billion records containing personal information for about $42 million. The information can now be used against their citizens for anything from higher insurance rates to identity theft. [story]

States need to make some tough choices about their budgets or look for this type of behavior to spread everywhere.