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The Ohio BMV no longer releases personal information from an individualís driving record to bulk mail distributors for surveys, marketing or solicitations.
Effective June 1, 2000, personal information to be protected includes the personís name, date of birth and address. With the "opt-in" policy, a driverís personal information will only be released if the individual whose information is requested completes a form giving express written consent for disclosure.
A driverís photograph, Social Security number, telephone number, and medical or disability information is never released. Information pertaining to a vehicular accident or driving violation will, however, be provided if requested. The list of traffic convictions and points, for example, will not be blocked under the new law.
With the "opt-in" policy, personal information will still be available for situations involving local, state and federal courts or government agencies and insurance-related activity while investigating claims or preventing fraud.