Date of Birth – public or private?

A few things were left out of our story today that shows the state is making millions of dollars a year selling driver information that includes dates of birth, while lawmakers are seeking to hide that same information about government workers.

We’ve started asking authors of the legislation if they have reactions to our report. But so far we’ve haven’t be able to reach them.

Quick background:

Dates of birth are the key identifier the public can use to identify whether government workers have criminal records. This newspaper has used that information multiple times to show the hiring of people with criminal histories in schools and the juvenile justice system.

via DMN INVESTIGATES Blog | The Dallas Morning News .