Summary: H.R.3365 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3365. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/26/1993)

Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit disclosure of personal information derived from an individual's motor vehicle records to anyone other than that individual.

Makes exceptions for use: (1) by any Federal or State court or agency in carrying out its functions; (2) in connection with matters of automobile and driver safety; (3) in the normal course of business by a legitimate business, in research activities, and in marketing activities (subject to specified limitations); (4) in any civil or criminal proceeding in any Federal or State court; and (5) by any insurer in connection with claims investigation or antifraud activities. Permits reselling the personal information for a permissible use under specified circumstances.

Requires each State to establish and carry out procedures under which: (1) an individual to whom the information pertains may authorize its disclosure; and (2) a State motor vehicle department may enter into an agreement with any business based upon a certification that the business has consent from the individual to obtain the requested personal information.

Prohibits: (1) knowingly obtaining or using personal information, derived from a motor vehicle record, for any impermissible purpose; and (2) making a false representation to obtain or use any such information.

Sets penalties and remedies for willful and nonwillful violations by non-governmental entities and by governmental entities.