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REAL ID is Punted Again

DHS pushed back the December 31 deadline for REAL ID compliance until May 11, 2011  providing (at least in theory) the 46 states that have not yet improved driver's license standard more time to do so.  WIth PASS ID — the bill that would make REAL ID easier to comply with and add privacy protections — still not through the Senate, it is not terribly surprising that REAL ID is once again delayed.  CDT still worries that the climate will be different at the next deadline and the compromise that forces the hand of the states to act will not be nearly as privacy-friendly as PASS ID.