Friday, January 13, 2006

Ingsoc National ID law SNAFU

Ars Technica reports on another front in facism's assault on the republic: National ID law poses unique technological challenges

State government officials claim that implementing the Real ID Act within the federal government's established timeline is technologically impossible. Passed in May of 2005, the Real ID Act creates a set of uniform standards for state-issued ID cards, and mandates the construction of a centralized national identification database that will contain the personal information of every citizen in America.

Condemned as a wasteful and self-defeating piece of reactionary legislation, critics argue that the Real ID Act will make it easier for criminals to perpetrate identity theft while actively degrading national security rather than improving it. The burden of implementation has been placed entirely on state government agencies as a dreaded "unfunded mandate," none of which have the resources or personel required to fulfill the requirements of the ill-concieved law.
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