Sapientia files privacy lawsuit on behalf of local news reporter alleging over 500 impermissible accesses of her driver’s license.
July 16, 2013: As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sapientia recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a local news reporter, Beth McDonough, who had her private driver’s license information accessed by more than 170 law-enforcement personnel over 500 times. It is a violation of the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act to obtain, use or disclose driver’s license information without a permissible law-enforcement related reason.
Sapientia has represented many other individuals who also had their private personal information impermissibly accessed. Among these individuals is Anne Rasmusson, who Sapientia helped obtain settlements exceeding $1,000,000 and require changes to the system that should help prevent future impermissible accesses in Minnesota.
Sapientia intends to demonstrate that individual’s privacy rights must be honored and protected by state and government actors—whether the individuals are public personalities like Ms. McDonough or not. To hear more about Ms. McDonough’s case and Sapientia’s privacy law practice, please listen to this interview with Sapientia attorney Larry Fett.