Permissible Uses - What is this page, and why have I come here?

What is this page?

This page allows you to choose a permissible use for compliance with either the "Driver's Privacy Protection Act" (DPPA) or the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act" (GLBA).

You must specify your permissible use before you can run a search that might retrieve restricted personal information. Once you've selected a permissible use, your choice will persist throughout your session. Or, you can change your selection using links on the form.

Why have I come here?

Federal law, in conjunction with your user agreement with LexisNexis®, requires you to have a permissible use in order to view personal information. The applicable laws governing these uses are the Drivers' Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and related state laws and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). If you do not have a permissible use, you will not be given access to the personal information.

In addition to complying with these privacy acts, you should understand that, per the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (15 U.S.C. sec 1681), the data provided to you by using the LexisNexis products may not be used as a factor in establishing a consumer's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or other purposes.

There are criminal fines and civil liabilities for knowingly violating the provisions and restrictions of these acts.

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What is the "Driver's Privacy Protection Act" (DPPA)?

The Driver's Privacy Protection Act (18 U.S.C. § 2721 et seq.) (DPPA), which became effective September 13, 1997, is a federal law enacted to regulate the release and sharing of personal information — such as name, address, social security number, and driver license number — assembled by Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs).

The list of permissible uses appears on the "Permissible Use Certification for Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)" page.

What is the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act" (GLBA)?

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (Financial Modernization Act of 1999) (15 U.S.C. 6801 to 6809) ("GLBA"), which became effective November 12, 1999, is a federal law enacted to govern the distribution and use of materials held by financial institutions containing consumers' personal financial information, in conjunction with any similar state laws that may be more restrictive than the GLBA.

The list of permissible uses for GLBA appears on the "Permissible Use Certification for Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)" page.

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