Resellers of personal information gleaned from a driver’s records cannot be held strictly liable for misuse of that information by purchasers under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994, a federal judge has ruled.

Addressing an issue of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Southern District Judge Richard M. Berman (See Profile) granted summary judgment to resellers on a car owner’s claim they sold his personal information to a man who used it to harass and threaten him.

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