Tracking Your Race and Your Politics

by on May 5, 2008 · 11 comments

Can a company have a Freudian slip? If it’s possible, L-1 Identity Solutions has commited one.

In a promotional brochure for REAL ID Act “solutions,” it implicitly touts the ability to track people by race and by political party. This is not required by the REAL ID Act, but it’s not barred by it either.

In my testimony to Congress and in a post here, I pointed out the concern that REAL ID could be used for racial tracking. Political party is a new one, but who knows what would happen should the system be implemented.

Excerpt of L1 REAL ID promotion

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