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Senators vote protect Missourians' privacy.

February 16, 1999
By: Lori Prichard
State Capital Bureau

A state senate committee voted to stop the Department of Revenue from selling your photograph, social security number, and address to strangers. Lori Prichard reports from our Jefferson City bureau.

Most Missourian's don't realize that personal information and driving records are for sale. The Senate Transportation Committee voted to stop this invasion of privacy by requring the department to obtain a person's consent prior to disclosure. Senator Bill Kenney has this to say about the bill:

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If passed by the entire Senate, direct marketing firms and media organizations will also be excluded from buying information without written consent.

Reporting from Jeffeson City, I'm Lori Prichard.


A state senate committee voted to further consider a bill that would stop the Department of Revenue from selling personal information. Lori Prichard reports from our Jefferson City bureau.

Currently, your photograph, social security number, address, and driving records can be sold to anyone. A bill under consideration would stop the department what is considered an invasion of privacy. Direct marketing firms and journalists fall under the umbrella of the bill. The Missouri Press Association's Doug Crews was disappointed with the committee's vote:

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Crews asked the senators for a media exemption. The bill's sponsor Senator John Russell says the request will be taken under consideration once the bill reaches the senate floor.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.