Drivers License Data Sold to Businesses, Given to Feds

Drivers License Data Sold to Businesses, Given to Feds By Edward Hasbrouck As we start the year of the once-a-decade US Census, it’s an appropriate time to start looking at some of the ways and the purposes for which data — including drivers license data — is used and shared by the Bureau of the Census. State agencies that issue drivers licenses want us not to object to their demands for more and more personal information about matters unrelated to driving — digital photos, scans of birth certificates and social…

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Smile, Travelers! You’re on Candid DHS Cameras.

Smile, Travelers! You’re on Candid DHS Cameras. By Edward Hasbrouck The Department of Homeland Security has posted the latest update to a series of Privacy Impact Assessments attempting to whitewash the invasions of privacy and human rights inherent in a comprehensive system of automated facial identification of travelers. The latest PIA reveals more than the DHS has previously admitted about the nature and scope of its planned use of automated facial ID technology. The DHS plans to use image data aggregated from commercial surveillance systems operated by airlines and airports,…

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