AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – State lawmakers say a new bill should cut down on the number of robocalls Texans receive.
Last weekend, lawmakers finalized the language of a bill that limits who can buy your personal information from the state.
The Texas DMV sold the information to more than 2,700 government agencies and private companies, according to DMV records obtained by CBS 11 I-Team.
Since the Texas DMV does not allow companies to use drivers’ information for marketing purposes, federal law does not require the DMV to receive drivers’ consent or provide drivers with a way to opt out.
The new bill would prevent state agencies from selling your personal information to a company for marketing purposes.
It also restricts who the Department of Public Safety can sell your information to.