TALLAHASSEE – If you have a driver’s license, your information is for sale.
It is the kind of information you may think is private — but the state of Florida is making millions by selling to people who want to sell thing to you.
According to a report from WPTV in West Palm Beach , the state made $62 million last year selling your personal information to certain companies under the Drivers Privacy Protection Act.
It’s all the information most people consider confidential: like your name, address, date of birth, even the type of car you drive.
Ann Howard, a spokesperson with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said in a statement that some companies are entitled to the information, like insurance companies and employers.