FC: Duncan Frissell on AAMVA, licenses as biometric smartcards

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 06:35:59 PST

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    [I'm hardly one to speak on behalf of the AAMVA, but I would speculate that 
    their likely reply would be: DMVs have always issued both driver licenses 
    and ID cards. Some people do not drive and still wish to take advantage of 
    the many benefits of having state-issued ID. So if someone has their 
    license suspended, they can apply for and receive a state-issued ID card 
    that is NOT a driver's license -- but still has all the necessary biometric 
    info. In fact, the first page of the AAMVA task force's recommendations 
    clearly anticipates this possibility. It repeatedly mentions "the issuance 
    of driver licenses and ID cards." --Declan]
    Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 08:36:28 -0500
    To: declanat_private
    From: Duncan Frissell <frissellat_private>
    Subject: AAMVA Question
    Ask AAMVA reps if Americans who have a smart license and use it to "buy, 
    fly, and use government services" will be able to "buy, fly, and use 
    government services" if their license is suspended for failure to pay 
    traffic fines or because they have too many "points" or whatever?
    The question raised by my piece:
    and by this classic piece from Wired mag:
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