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The Future of the REAL ID National Identification System (commentary)

The Future of the REAL ID National Identification System (commentary)

As I was contemplating writing a post on future prospects for the federal REAL ID program, Stateline.org reported, “Proposed legislation being circulated on Capitol Hill would give states more time, flexibility and money to meet federal Real ID requirements. […] The bill, which is still being negotiated but could be introduced by the end of the month in the U.S. Senate, is known as the Pass ID Act (Providing for Additional Security in States’ Identification Act).” This is good news, especially the fact that the current proposal would “scrap[] the program’s current rules and creat[e] a new rule-making process.” (The REAL ID Act of 2005 mandates that state driver’s licenses and ID cards follow federal technical standards and verification procedures issued by the Department of Homeland Security.)

Source – Privacy Lives

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