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Proposed Class Action Targets Advertising to Drivers Using DMV Info

by Reed Smith on

A class action filed this month alleges that car warranty company NRRM LLC used information obtained from Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) records to market to consumers in violation of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act...more

California DMV Demands Halt to Uber Autonomous Vehicle Testing

by Bryan Cave on

On December 14, 2016, Uber announced a highly publicized test of its autonomous vehicle technology on the streets of San Francisco. The test included rides for various politicians, including State Rep. Steve Glazer and...more

Engaging California Voters

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

An estimated 8.9 million people voted in California’s June 7 election, representing just under 50 percent of the entire voting-eligible population, according to news reports. The turnout seems quite remarkable compared to...more

The Drivers Privacy Protection Act - Why a 1989 Hollywood Murder Affects How Municipalities and Corporations Handle Your Data...

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

In 1989, an obsessed fan fatally shot actress Rebecca Schaeffer in the doorway of her West Hollywood home. He had obtained her address from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The murder prompted Congress to pass the...more

NHTSA Will Give States Autonomy on Self-Driving Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a blog post last month, we covered the announcement of the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, a lobbyist group with the aim of removing any legal or regulatory hurdles that might slow the development or deployment...more

Eleventh Circuit Clarifies When Statute Of Limitations Clock Starts Ticking For Driver’s Privacy Protection Act Claims

by King & Spalding on

On May 19, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”) claims because they were time barred under the statute of limitations. ...more

Gear Up for Driverless Cars: Auto and Tech Companies Join Forces to Lobby

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Automobile and technology heavy weights Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft jointly created the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, a lobbying group that will work with both policy makers and the public to promote...more

Driverless Car Crash Brings Public Concerns to the Forefront

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A Google driverless car collided with a bus when it tried to merge into an adjacent lane to avoid an obstacle ahead. Google attributes the error to a miscalculation – the car’s computer expected the bus to slow down and allow...more

Will Driverless Car Regulations Leave People with Disabilities Behind?

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Earlier this month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles hosted public workshops to discuss its proposed regulations for the deployment of autonomous vehicles. Many advocates for people with disabilities voiced their...more

California DMV Now Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

After the release of the Department of Motor Vehicle’s draft autonomous vehicle deployment regulations in December, the agency held two public workshops over the past week to allow the public to weigh in. The workshops,...more

Autonomous Vehicles - How Will Regulators Keep Up With The Technology?

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

On December 16, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV) issued draft regulations for the deployment (not just testing) of autonomous vehicles. When adopted, they may be the first such regulations in the...more

California DMV Releases Draft Requirements for Public Deployment of Driverless Cars

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Department of Motor Vehicles released draft autonomous vehicle deployment regulations for public comments this week, taking early steps toward allowing the public to operate driverless cars in California. The...more

NC Legislative Update for September 2015

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - There was little action taking place in public this week at the North Carolina General Assembly. Both chambers kept relatively sparse calendars and neither chamber held any Committee meetings. The low...more

Federal Guidance Clarifies When and How Employers Can Accept California’s New AB 60 Driver’s Licenses from Possibly Unauthorized...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Since early 2015, qualified California residents have been able to apply for and receive a driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles without proving that their presence in the United States is authorized...more

Do I Have to Report My Car Accident?

If you find yourself involved in a fender-bender while you are driving in Woodland Hills, you may wonder if you need to tell the Department of Motor Vehicles or your insurance company. The law in California is clear: if you...more

The SEC and the DMV

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

“The SEC Should Copy the DMV” is the title of an article published in the New York Times by Joseph S. Fichera recently. The article focuses on the use of corporate fines, questioning whether they are effective: “The SEC and...more

Fail to File the Right Document after your Accident-Lose Your License!

Barry P. Goldberg has found that most clients are shocked when they learn that they could lose their licenses after an accident---even if they were not at fault and even if they had sufficient liability insurance! Moreover,...more

Florida DMV: Driver’s Licenses to Individuals with Cases Closed Pursuant to Prosecutorial Discretion

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“FLHSMV”) regularly publishes an updated list of documents that it will accept as proof of immigration status in connection with an application for a Florida...more

Taking Off the Gloves: Tax and Revenue Law Change Proposals We Expect to See in the Short Session

Between legislative sessions the Joint Legislation Commission on Revenue Laws meets to determine how to handle tax and finance issues including repeals, clarifications and new proposals. We expect the following bills to be...more

Permits to test driverless vehicles pass DMV regulatory speed bumps

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On January 14, 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) held a hearing on proposed regulations governing the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in California. ...more

Immigration Corner

by Baker Donelson on

This month: driver's licenses in California and an update on immigration reform. California Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Persons - On October 3, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law, known as...more

Florida DMV Will Not Accept Immigration Documents Based on Same-Sex Marriage

Part of the driver license application process in Florida involves proving lawful status in the U.S. There are many documents or sets of documents an applicant can provide to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to...more

New Illinois Driving Laws

by Howard Ankin on

Illinois drivers can rest a little easier after Governor Quinn signed two new laws on Monday August 5th 2013. The first being “Kelsey’s Law” that targets drivers under the legal driving age and the second being “Patricia’s...more

District Court rejects supervisor liability for state employee’s motor vehicle record data breach

by BakerHostetler on

In a recent decision, the Federal District Court of Minnesota found that state agencies were not liable in a data breach class action suit involving a rogue employee’s unauthorized viewing of personal information in drivers...more

Second Circuit Rejects Strict Liability But Imposes Reasonable Care Standard on Disclosure of Personal Motor Vehicle Information

by BakerHostetler on

In a lengthy opinion that closely examined the legislative history of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), the Second Circuit refused to impose strict liability on data brokers and resellers of personal information...more

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