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    Citing concerns about American's privacy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., said that he will push to repeal the 2005 Real ID Act, which is aimed at creating new government standards for driver's licenses and requires states to comply by 2008. States can request more time, but after 2013 anyone with IDs that fail to meet the standards will be barred from boarding planes or entering federal buildings. Leahy has co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to repeal the provision, and a similar Democrat-backed bill is pending in the House. To date, seven states have passed laws or resolutions opposing implementation of Real ID, 14 states have legislation pending, and the DHS has received more than 12,000 public comments in response to the rules. The Real ID legislation was tacked onto a 2005 emergency spending bill by House Republicans, without any debate in the Senate, and was signed by President Bush. The bill's passage interrupted negotiations between state and federal government organizations. Advocates of a repeal want to restart negotiations, but supporters of the Real AD Act say the effort to strengthen state-issued driver's licenses security standard is a key recommendation from the 9/11 Commission. Critics warn that the proposed rules to implement Real ID's national database creates the possibility of privacy invasions and increases the risk of identity fraud. For more information about the Real ID Act, and to read ACM's detailed comments on it

    Thursday, May 10, 2007 9:00 AM


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  • nice info dear plz read it i  will marks u as a anwser
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 9:02 AM
  • Dear Friend,


    Greetings, thanks for the information it is nice. But sorry to say I have read several post of threads from you but only a very few answers are marked which is not so useful. I have no rights with your doing's but just want to get some reason.



    Thursday, May 10, 2007 9:08 AM




    Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:04 AM
  • Reply and get them marked as answers. Initially we had tv, then websites, them email , them mobiles, and now we have the new advertising techniques in FORUMS!!!
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:23 AM
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    Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:33 AM
  • Nahi Jabed, this idea is cool. You should be head of a marketing team.
    Anyway on a serious note, the article was good and gave some important insights.
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:47 AM
  • thnx adnan

    u can also post

    Friday, May 11, 2007 10:37 AM