Real ID raises real concerns about privacy and convenience


New state drivers licenses are soon going to be required of all US citizens born after December 1, 1964. The Department of Homeland Security is seeking compliance to the Act signed into law in 2005, which will weave together drivers licenses and state ID cards into a federal database. While there is baseline criteria of what the ID’s must contain on them, each state will get to choose the specific data that it will print. These cards would be required for anything that is considered federal jurisdiction, such as boarding a plane, going into a federal building, and even being in a national park.

The new deadlines being put on states are causing quite a pinch, not only with time restrictions, but monetarily as well. These new policies will be quite expensive, and will cost millions of dollars.
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