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DHS Releases Final Regulations for REAL ID Act

Department of Homeland Security today released its final regulations to implement the REAL ID Act. As CDT expected, based on the proposed regulations published last March, the final rules direct how states will issue driver’s licenses but fail to provide meaningful privacy and security requirements for personal information collected, stored and shared within the REAL ID system. CDT has consistently said that Congress must revisit this fundamentally flawed law using the legislative proposals that have been introduced in the Senate and House as a starting point.