New law stops electronic copying of Missouri driver's personal info

Your personal information will be much safer in Missouri thanks to a new law signed by Governor Jay Nixon on Monday.

In December, the

Missouri Department of Revenue

started making electronic copies of personal documents like birth certificates of people applying for a drivers license.

Applicants are required to show these documents in order to get a driver's license or state ID card.

Under the new law, the Department of Revenue can no longer keep copies of these documents and the ones that have already been saved have to be securely destroyed by the end of the year.

The law went into effect immediately after the


signed it on Monday.