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Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Driver's License Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 11, 2011

Maine lawmakers are urging a full repeal of a federal law requiring biometric data collection during the process of obtaining a state driver's license. Rep. Ben Chipman (I-Portland) is sponsoring LD 1068, "An Act to Protect the Privacy of Maine residents under the Driver's License Laws." The bill, which is seeing support from both sides of the state house, would repeal state laws that comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, the Portland Press Herald reports. The Maine Civil Liberties Union held a press conference last week advocating for that law's repeal federally. A spokeswoman for Maine's governor said he "has a strong interest in protecting the privacy of Maine people." Editors Note: Privacy professionals recently discussed acceptable forms of identification on the IAPP Privacy List, a free service for IAPP members. To learn more, visit our Web site.
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