Senators Take a Pass on REAL ID

Senators Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) and George V. Voinovich (R-OH) have introduced the Providing for Additional Security in States' Identification Act of 2009.  PASS ID, should it become law, would replace the controversial REAL ID Act of 2005. The REAL ID Act has faced ongoing criticisms from state governments, technical experts, and privacy advocates. In 2007 EPIC and the Privacy Coalition organized a national campaign against REAL ID implementation. The PASS ID proponents say the bill follows the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission for improving the security of drivers licenses while avoiding the problems of REAL ID. For more information on National ID, visit EPIC National ID and the REAL ID Act page.

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