The federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA) (Title XXX of Public Law 103-322) as amended by Section 350 of Public Law 106-69 was enacted to protect the interest of individuals and their privacy by prohibiting the disclosure and use of personal information contained in motor vehicle registration and title records, except as authorized by such individuals or by law. Personal information is defined as “information that identifies a person, including an individual’s social security number, name, address (but not the 5-digit zip code), telephone number, and medical or disability information. Any violation or misuse of the information obtained may result in civil action as provided under state and federal law.
The provisions of the federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act of 1994 (DPPA) apply to vehicles owned by a person(s); they DO NOT APPLY to vehicles owned by a corporation, proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, association, estate, or trust.
In accordance with the Alabama Department of Revenue Records Disposition Authority, title and registration records are available for ten (10) years from the issue date.