[ISN] Feinstein Again (national id/privacy)

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Tue May 12 1998 - 00:53:31 PDT

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    Forwarded From: "Spencer, Will" <wspencerat_private>
    > In September 1996, President Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration 
    > Reform and Responsibility Act of 1996.
    > Buried at approximately page 650 was a section that creates a 
    > framework for establishing a national ID card for the American public. 
    > This legislation was slipped through without fanfare or publicity. The
    > author of the national ID law, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), stated in a 
    > Capitol Hill magazine that it was her intention to see Congress 
    > immediately implement a national ID system whereby every American
    > would 
    > be required to carry a card with a "magnetic strip on it on which the 
    > bearer's unique voice, retina pattern, or fingerprint is digitally 
    > encoded."
    > Source: "National ID Card Is Now Federal Law and Georgia Wants to Help
    > Lead the Way", by Cyndee Parker, Witwigo, May/June 1997
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