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Coalition objects to RFID chips for driver’s licenses

A coalition of conservative groups and privacy advocates is urging the Homeland Security Department not to include the use of radio frequency identification contactless chips in its regulations for implementing the Real ID Act for state driver’s licenses. In a letter to Secretary Michael Chertoff, the groups assert that RFID costs a lot, lacks standardized technology and poses potential dangers to privacy from unauthorized reading of the chips. The RFID chips contain tiny processors that transmit information by radio wave to a reader. Full Story

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