Government Affairs Alert

New York Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act

Published February 12, 2020 - Written by IAA, Inc.


IAA, Inc. is dedicated to being pro-active when monitoring legislative and regulatory matters that affect our customers and our industry. We believe being engaged with legislation is critical to the auto auction industry to promote responsible business conduct and continued healthy expansion. IAA works with lobbyists, insurance companies and other industry participants towards seeing our customers’ needs are met when it comes to government affairs matters that may impact the industry.

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Update: February 20, 2020

Trump Targets New York Again, This Time Over Car Exports

New York Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act

Effective December 14, 2019

The State of New York has determined that, due to the Driver’s License Access and the Privacy Act, the NY DMV will no longer share pertinent driver's license and vehicle registration information with the federal government.  On February 5, 2020, the Acting Secretary of the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed the State of New York that DHS is taking immediate action that will significantly affect vehicle exports from New York. Specifically, the letter states,  “Because the (New York) Act hinders DHS from validating documents used to establish vehicle ownership, the exporting of used vehicles titled and registered in New York will be significantly delayed and could also be costlier.”

IAA is aware that registered buyers are unable to export vehicles with a New York ownership document. IAA is actively doing our part to provide our buyers with answers and information regarding this sensitive matter.  

IAA is in contact with the New York Governor’s office and is reaching out to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to understand what specific information CBP requires to authorize vehicle exports, including whether this information can be provided by a third party. At this time, IAA is investigating whether an administrative solution will resolve the problem.

Our buyers are key to our business and we thank you for your understanding and patience.  Please check back to this page for future updates.

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