Unencrypted RFID in Michigan driving licenses

“Michigan entering into a federal agreement to put unencrypted, long-range RFID computer chips into our driver’s licenses presents a huge privacy risk with very little benefit”, says Republican State Rep. Paul Opsommer, in a statement. “I don’t think we need RFID in our licenses period, but even if we did, there is absolutely no reason it couldn’t be short range and encrypted. The federal government has made some bad technology choices that they now want to cram down the rest of our throats. Canada is totally rethinking this whole program from the ground up, and so should Michigan.” Read more at Network World.

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