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 February 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Jillian Jorgensen reports:

Advocacy groups will no longer recommend that undocumented immigrants get a municipal I.D. card if the city goes forward with plans to add a financial services smart-chip to them, several said Monday.

They warned that the proposal presents massive security and privacy problems. Identities could be revealed, they said, or user data could be stolen and sold, putting undocumented New Yorkers to whom the card is marketed as safe I.D. at risk of exposure to a hostile federal government.

Read more on NY Daily News.

via Joe Cadillic, who points out that the IDNYC card initiative is being overseen by a deputy mayor with ties to financial services giant MasterCard.

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