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Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)

Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), U.S. Code 18 Sections 2721-2725, was originally enacted in 1994 to protect the privacy of personal information collected and maintained by each state's motor vehicle agency. In Tennessee, the Department of Revenue is that agency.

The DPPA prohibits any state motor vehicle agencies (or any officer, employee, or contractor thereof) from releasing personal information about an individual obtained by the department in connection with a motor vehicle record. It sets penalties for violations and holds violators liable on a civil action to the individual to whom the released information pertains.

In Tennessee, persons or entities requesting information under the authorization of this Federal Act may make application on the Vehicle Information Request Form. This form will provide you with more specific information as to who is and is not authorized to receive this information.