CDT testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on reevaluating the REAL ID Act. CDT testified in support of the PASS ID Act, noting that it mitigates or corrects critical privacy and security flaws introduced by REAL ID, while still establishing
minimum federal standards for the issuance of driver’s licenses and ID cards.
While the PASS ID Act does not address all flaws in the REAL ID program, merely repealing REAL ID does not address all of the underlying privacy and security risks posed by government identification programs, CDT said. PASS ID provides the opportunity to start building privacy guidance and protections into all state identification programs, addressing trends and issues that will exist regardless of REAL ID implementation.
Testimony on Reevaluating the REAL ID Act [PDF], July 15, 2009:
CDT Policy Post on REAL ID, June 15, 2009:
CDT’s PASS ID REAL ID comparison chart [PDF], June 15, 2009: