DHH+ Your Authors @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Jul. 15, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Florida's DMV is selling personal information on drivers to private marketing firms, bill collectors, insure companies, and data brokers. Holy fuck.  https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/i-team-florida-dmv-sells-your-personal-information-to-private-companies-marketing-firms 

"One of the data brokers accessing Florida DMV information is Arkansas-based marketing firm Acxiom, which has an agreement with the state to buy driver and ID cardholder data for a penny a record" – that's what your info is worth. A fucking penny.

Oh, and if you'd like not to have your personal information sold for a penny. Well, fuck you, no: "A state spokesperson said there’s no way for drivers to opt out if they don’t want their personal information sold".

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