Don’t be fooled…it looks like the US Senate is again trying to pass a bill which would impose folks to have a smart ID. This was originally noted by the EFF. People are given the ID after showing documents identifying themselves. These documents are then stored electronically by the government and linked to the issued ID. Does the government really think it can protect this data?
This idea was initially billed as REAL ID and was loudly objected. They’ve renamed the program PASS ID and are trying again under the guise of “national security” — just like everything else post 9/11 which has been limiting our freedoms.
Read more here: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090821/0232295951.shtml