TransUnion Sues New York State After Being Denied Access To Driver’s License Numbers And Other Private Information
The credit reporting giant TransUnion is suing the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV declined the credit titan’s FOIL request for three years of traffic conviction records on New York drivers.
TransUnion filed a complaint in the Albany County Supreme Court on Friday. The company alleges that the DMV wrongly refuses to provide the agency with the license numbers of motorists convicted of traffic violations between 2015 and 2018. In three dozen other states nationwide, TransUnion compiles that data for its DriverRisk software. DriverRisk helps insurance company clients assess consumers as insurance risks.
TransUnion first requested the information through New York’s Freedom of Information Law in January. The DMV sent violation descriptions, dates and other information about past convictions. However, the DMV excluded license numbers. The credit company appealed the denial of license numbers in March.