2010 California Code
Civil Code
Title 1.81.2. Confidentiality Of Driver’s License Information

SECTION 1798.90.1

1798.90.1.  (a) (1) Any business may swipe a driver's license or  identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in any  electronic device for the following purposes:     (A) To verify age or the authenticity of the driver's license or  identification card.     (B) To comply with a legal requirement to record, retain, or  transmit that information.     (C) To transmit information to a check service company for the  purpose of approving negotiable instruments, electronic funds  transfers, or similar methods of payments, provided that only the  name and identification number from the license or the card may be  used or retained by the check service company.     (D) To collect or disclose personal information that is required  for reporting, investigating, or preventing fraud, abuse, or material  misrepresentation.     (2) A business may not retain or use any of the information  obtained by that electronic means for any purpose other than as  provided herein.     (b) As used in this section, "business" means a proprietorship,  partnership, corporation, or any other form of commercial enterprise.     (c) A violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor  punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for no more than one  year, or by a fine of no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or  by both.      For CA source website click this link.  A PDF version can be found here.      

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