DHS Secretary Chertoff on REAL ID's "COUNTLESS OTHER" USES.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

REAL ID Regulations Released

DHS Issues Proposal for States to Enhance Driver’s Licenses

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: REAL ID

Minimum Standards for Driver’s licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes (PDF)

REAL ID Proposed Guidelines: Questions & Answers

Do the proposed regulations require States to collect fingerprints or iris images from drivers?

No. Though States may independently choose to implement biometrics into their driver’s license process, the NPRM does not require a State to collect fingerprints, iris images, or other biometric data in connection with obtaining a license and has no plans to serve as a repository for the face images the states will collect.

My main concern has been biometrics and linked databases. So far so good on the biometrics...

It remains to be seen how often we will have to flash this REAL ID in order to live and move and have our being...

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