At this point, we’ve all but given up on keeping our private information private. We know Siri and Alexa are laughing at our pathetic lives. We know websites track us. But I never expected that just having a Florida driver’s license means I’m opting in to having my info given out.
ABC Action News did a report about a Lakeland woman who was getting a ton of robocalls and direct mail offers. They found records that prove the state sold information obtained from drivers to dozens of private companies like marketers, bill collectors, and insurance companies. The report says the state made $77 million this way in 2017. The state says compnaies that buy data are NOT allowed to use that for marketing. So I guess they’re relying on the honor system. That’s great.