Lawsuit sparks new bill over Missourians privacy rights
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Lawsuit sparks new bill over Missourians privacy rights

Date: March 6, 2013
By: Michael Doudna
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 787

A lawsuit filed in Stoddard County that says Missourians privacy rights are being violated has caused a Missouri lawmaker to file legislation on the issue
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Wrap: The lawsuit alleges private information is being sent by the Revenue Department to a third party and the federal government.

Republican Representative Richardson's bill would make it illegal for the Revenue Department to collect, store or transmit Missourians personal documents for licenses

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Description: "The department was collecting that type of personal information, and going one step further and transmitting that document to a private company out of the state. I think that raises some serious privacy concerns"

House speaker Tim Jones says he will quickly refer the bill to the committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna


A Missouri lawmaker says his bill would create more privacy protection for Missourians
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Wrap: Republican representative Todd Richardson's bill would make it illegal for the Department of Revenue to collect, store or transmit peoples personal documents for licenses.

The bill comes in response to a lawsuit filed Monday that alleges the department sent private information to a third party and the federal government.

Richardson says lawmakers must protect the privacy of Missourians.

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Description: "at the end of the day I think we need to be very vigilant in guarding Missourians privacy rights. I think what the department has been doing potentially violates those rights and we want to do something to correct it."

House Democratic leader Jacob Hummel says the Revenue department needs to keep some record of the license.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Doudna.

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