NY Police: Rental Car Database Info Poses Risk to Undercover Officers

Westchester Intelligence Center

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  • Law Enforcement Sensitive
  • February 2010


Enterprise and Hertz rental car agencies have added a feature to their websites that allows clients to retrieve up to six months of rental records by inserting their last name and driver’s license number into a search field. While intended for business travelers who need to print receipts for expense reports, it could be a useful investigative tool for those in possession of a suspect’s name and driver’s license number. However, officers should also be aware that it could pose a threat to undercover police operations.

Avis has a similar feature that requires a confirmation number. Alamo, Budget, and National do not currently offer any similar features.

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