MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – MNLARS, Minnesota’s computerized vehicle licensing system, has been the source of multiple headaches since it was launched more than a year ago.
Now, there’s a new one: the accidental release of the private information of 1,500 drivers.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills Return Wednesday
The Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety sent letters to 1,500 people, telling them that information they may have wanted to keep private was shared with three companies.READ MORE: Towns' 3-Point Play Helps Wolves Edge Knicks 112-110
The firms were identified as Experian, Polk and Safety First. All of them use vehicle data to administer safety recalls from automakers.
The St. Paul newspaper reports that lawmakers learned of the problem from constituents, not public safety officials.MORE NEWS: Media Groups Protest Restrictions For Federal Trial Of Ex-Officers Charged In George Floyd's Death