12.18.2006

Georgia Rebels!

That's Georgia ReBELS, accent on the last syllable. Their lawmakers are really upset about Real ID, according to this story. Here's a key quote:
State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) says the act's requirements are an invasion of privacy, could open the door to identity fraud and will cost Georgia taxpayers as much as $85 million to implement.


What identity inof would be available to fraudsters? Here's another, familiar quote from the story, and well-put, too:
Imagine a massive database accessible by government officials throughout the U.S. containing your name, address, photograph, Social Security number, birth certificate, citizenship status — and possibly even your fingerprints and retinal scan.

The story I've quoted was filed by Carlos Compos for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It also mentions the current estimate of the nation-wide cost: $11 billion.

1 Comments:

Blogger Christina in GA said...

Well, they've changed their tune. I wrote to my congressman in GA years ago and got the answer back that they supported the Real ID act. Our current governor also wants to start a Georgia ID act to streamline GA IDs only and I have written to him against that as well.

1/07/2007 3:36 PM  

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