ACLU concerned about plans to use RFID tags in driver's licenses

By David
October 12, 2004

“Testimony Before the Virginia Legislature on House Joint Resolution 162, Considering the Creation of Smart Driver’s Licenses […]

I [Chris Calabrese, Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Technology and Liberty Program] am going to talk today about the numerous very real and practical problems associated with placing RFID chips in drivers’ licenses. They include:

  1. the major security problems associated with allowing identity to be read remotely
  2. the costly infrastructure that must be built in order to utilize these chips
  3. the probable lack of effectiveness of RFID chips in improving security, and
  4. the wide-ranging civil liberties violations made possible by RFIDs […]