Thursday, October 19, 2006

New U.S. Federal Requirements for Driver's Licenses Rev Up Privacy Debate

Now is probably a good time to point out

Mike Stuckey writes for MSNBC:

Any hope we may have of keeping government, industry and criminals out of our personal business is scheduled to vanish completely in 18 months, privacy advocates say.

That’s when the federal government’s Real ID Act is to be fully in place, effectively setting up a national identification program by requiring states to adopt strict new high-tech standards for driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are to be accepted by federal authorities at places ranging from airports to U.S. courthouses.

More here.


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