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REAL ID Law Quietly Passes With a Possible Win for Government Watchdogs

– Biometric Update

US passes law that allows digital authentication documents for state driving licences

A new act has been signed into US law which introduces standardized processes and guidance for states issuing personal identification.

"The Modernization Act is a facelift for a 2005 law created to set standards for secure state and federal ID cards."

The law allows states to accept digital authentication documents, and defines mobile digital documents and digital cards as acceptable for driving licenses and non-licence IDs.

While not happy with any government effort to corral people through tighter ID requirements, at least one civil-rights group has claimed a victory in the deletion of key provisions in the modernization bill

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