ACLU Slams Draft DHS Regulations on Real ID, Says Delay Fails to Address Privacy and Civil Liberties Concerns (3/1/2007)
DHS Issues REAL ID Regulations; CDT Urges Repeal of Law
The Department of Homeland Security has issued proposed regulations implementing the REAL ID Act, which would require states to adopt tighter standards and create a networked system for driver's license issuance. Given the Act's fundamental flaws, CDT has joined other civil liberties groups in supporting legislation introduced in recent days in the House and Senate to repeal the hastily-enacted 2005 law and return to the driver's license reform process begun by the previous Congress. CDT is especially concerned that the Act would result in the creation of a linked network of government databases of personal information, without standards or limits on access and use. March 01, 2007
After Long Delay, Homeland Security Department Issues Regulations for Flawed National ID Plan
More than two years after Congress rushed through passage of the REAL ID Act (pdf), the Department of Homeland Security announced today proposed regulations (pdf) that would turn the state driver's license into a national identity card. The estimated cost of the plan exceeds $11 billion and the national ID system will increase security risks (pdf) as well as the threats to personal privacy. Proposals to repeal Real ID have been adopted in the states and introduced in Congress. For more information, see EPIC's National ID Cards and REAL ID Act page. (Mar. 1)
Folks, S. 717 is Sen. Akaka's proposal for repealing the RealID Act's worst details (look it up on Thomas).
If you have never before in your life written to your Representative or Senators to support a bill, now is the time to do so!
Go here: http://www.theorator.com/senate.html or here: http://www.theorator...ment/house.html - and either call or FAX in support of this bill! Pete