18 U.S. Code § 2721 - Prohibition on release and use of certain personal information from State motor vehicle records
The Automobile Information Disclosure Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 85–506, July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 325, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 28 (§ 1231 et seq.) of Title 15, Commerce and Trade. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1231 of Title 15 and Tables.
The Clean Air Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is act July 14, 1955, ch. 360, 69 Stat. 322, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 85 (§ 7401 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7401 of Title 42 and Tables.
2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–346, § 101(a) [title III, § 309(c)], reenacted heading without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Except as provided in subsection (b), a State department of motor vehicles, and any officer, employee, or contractor, thereof, shall not knowingly disclose or otherwise make available to any person or entity personal information about any individual obtained by the department in connection with a motor vehicle record.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–346, § 101(a) [title III, § 309(d)], inserted “, subject to subsection (a)(2),” before “may be disclosed” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 106–346, § 101(a) [title III, § 309(e)], added subsec. (e).
1999—Subsec. (b)(11). Pub. L. 106–69, § 350(c), substituted “if the State has obtained the express consent of the person to whom such personal information pertains” for “if the motor vehicle department has provided in a clear and conspicuous manner on forms for issuance or renewal of operator’s permits, titles, registrations, or identification cards, notice that personal information collected by the department may be disclosed to any business or person, and has provided in a clear and conspicuous manner on such forms an opportunity to prohibit such disclosures”.
Subsec. (b)(12). Pub. L. 106–69, § 350(d), substituted “if the State has obtained the express consent of the person to whom such personal information pertains” for “if the motor vehicle department has implemented methods and procedures to ensure that—
“(A) individuals are provided an opportunity, in a clear and conspicuous manner, to prohibit such uses; and
“(B) the information will be used, rented, or sold solely for bulk distribution for surveys, marketing, and solicitations, and that surveys, marketing, and solicitations will not be directed at those individuals who have requested in a timely fashion that they not be directed at them”.
1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–287, § 1(1), in introductory provisions, substituted “titles I and IV of the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992, the Automobile Information Disclosure Act (15 U.S.C. 1231 et seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), and chapters 301, 305, and 321–331 of title 49” for “the Automobile Information Disclosure Act, the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Saving Act, the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, the Anti-Car Theft Act of 1992, and the Clean Air Act”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–294 substituted “covered by this chapter” for “covered by this title”.
The Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 1996 [see Short Title note set out under section 1601 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade] not to be considered to supersede or otherwise affect this section with respect to motor vehicle records for surveys, marketing, or solicitations, see section 2421 of Pub. L. 104–208, set out as a note under section 1681a of Title 15.
The following state regulations pages link to this page.
- Ark. Admin. Rules 006-033 - CHAPTER 033 - Motor Vehicle Regulation 1997-6 - Federal Driver's Privacy Act
- GA Reg. 560-10-30-.01 - Rule 560-10-30-.01 - Access to Certificate of Title and Registration Confidential Information - General
- Iowa Admin. Code r. 761-400.3 - 761.400.3 - Application for certificate of title or registration for a vehicle.
- Wis. Admin. Code Trans Sec. 141.03 - Trans 141.03 - Requirement to process certificates of title and registration
- Wis. Admin. Code Trans Sec. 148.03 - Trans 148.03 - Requirement to file and release security interest statement electronically