Confidential my ass!

Here's an outrageous development which was just forwarded to me in an email -- it's urgency is obvious.

The text I received reads as follows:

Check out your driver's license ... on the Internet!!!

Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet,
including your own! I just searched for mine and there it
was...picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security! Privacy,
where is our right to it? I found mine on-line and had it
removed you might want to check and do the same! Go to the
website and check it out. Just enter your Name, City and State
to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the
screen, click the box marked "Please Remove". This will remove
it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.

Just enter your name, state, and city in the blanks, and it will search for your driver's license. Here's how the website describes itself:
National Motor Vehicle License Bureau web site - offering a free searchable database of over 121 million U.S. driver's license photos and license information. Search using the box below.

Under the Motor Vehicle Operator License Identification Act (MOLIA - enacted on July 9, 2005), all US states are required to digitally store a copy of every valid driver's license. License data must be made retrievable by The National Motor Vehicle License Bureau in order to form a consolidated and centralized database of U.S. driver's licenses. On August 3rd, 2005 Congress enacted an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, providing public access to motor vehicle driver's information in an electronic format.

I didn't know this was legal, and I don't know how on earth they're getting away with it.


posted by Eric on 04.01.06 at 08:51 PM


this arrived in my mailbox a few months ago: it's a joke. I think it ALWAYS comes up with a monkey, although maybe it comes up with different animals. but if definitely comes up with a monkey. :-)

laura gibbs   ·  April 1, 2006 10:02 PM

ahhhhhhhhhh... April Fools.

now I get it.



laura gibbs   ·  April 1, 2006 10:06 PM

I fell for it. Jerk.


Mick   ·  April 2, 2006 12:53 AM

damn you.

Will Myers   ·  April 5, 2006 5:54 PM

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