Are You Ready For the Real ID Act?

Following through on one of the key recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, Congress in 2005 passed the Real ID Act, which establishes guidelines for more stringent controls on the issuance of personal identity documents, such as state drivers licenses. Here, Dan Verton spoke with Janice Kephart, one of the 9/11 Commission’s chief legal advisors, about what this new law, which goes into effect in May 2008, could mean for average citizens and the security of personal identity information.




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