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Statement from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on driver record access

"Earlier today the Michigan Department of State issued a statement regarding the release of driver records and other personal information to the media that suggested a change in policy. There is no change in policy at this time.

The department is currently reviewing the manner in which it provides the driver record of any Michigan resident to third parties to ensure we balance the critical importance of government transparency and access to information with the need to protect the privacy of Michiganders.

While we conduct this review there will be no changes to our current policy, nor will there be any changes to media or public access to such data."

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