National ID at the Crossroads: The Future of Privacy in America


On June 6, 2005, representatives of many organizations that raised concerns about REAL ID and related proposals met in Washington, DC to discuss next steps. Bruce Schneier, the author of "Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World," gave a presentation on the challenges that implementation of REAL ID presents.

Topics included:

  • The technology of identification
  • Lessons of RFID passports
  • An organized response to REAL ID