DPPA Permissible Use

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, under 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 by that act.


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).


By selecting a permissible use, your search will be run against the drivers' licenses, motor vehicle registrations and boat registrations for the states that recognize the permissible use you selected.


If you select "I Do Not Have a Permissible Use," you will not be able to search the drivers' licenses, motor vehicle registrations and boat registrations.


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NOTE:  The available DPPA Permissible use selections may change depending on your organization's product subscription.



Use in connection with any proceeding (including arbitration) in any court or government agency, or before any self-regulatory body, including investigation in anticipation of litigation.

Debt Recovery/Fraud

Use to verify the accuracy of information about a person who provided the information to you (or to your client) but only if used to recover on a debt against the person or to pursue legal remedies against the person for fraud.

Government Agency

Use by a government agency but only in carrying out its functions.

On Government Behalf

Use by any person acting on behalf of a government agency but only in carrying out the agency's functions.


Use by an insurer (or its agent) in connection with claims investigation activities, anti-fraud activities, rating or underwriting.

Motor Vehicle

Use in connection with motor vehicle safety or theft, or driver safety (except by or for a motor vehicle manufacturer).

I Do Not Have a Permissible Use

For persons who do not have a DPPA permissible use.