Friday, January 28
From Todd Brendan Fahey of Libertythink. The Alberta Driver's licence is already being used by pubs in Edmonton to gather data on clubbers. From what I am told, this data can be sold to third parties, even though the companies and bars state that it is not.
"Another part of the bill requires states to join the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' (AAMVA) 'Driver License Agreement,' which integrates state drivers' licenses databases with those of Canada's and Mexico's, setting up a tri-national ID card.
Text from the bill and the DLA follows.
From HR 418:
A State shall participate in the interstate compact regarding sharing of driver license data, known as the `Driver License Agreement', in order to provide electronic access by a State to information contained in the motor vehicle databases of all other States.
The [Homeland Security] Secretary, in the Secretary's discretion--
(1) may, in addition to the requirements of subsection (b), prescribe one or more design formats for driver's licenses and identification cards that satisfy the requirements of this section in order--
(A) to protect the national security interests of the United States
And from the 'Definitions' in the AAMVA Driver License Agreement:
Jurisdiction - A state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a territory or province of Canada or any state of the Republic of Mexico or the Federal District of Mexico.