Monday, March 07, 2005

US Federal ID requirements relaxed

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has relaxed some of its previous requirements in implementing the new federal ID standards for US government employees and contractors. The amount of information to be collected and stored on the RFID card has been scaled back. RFID tracking has been addressed by requiring that cards be stored in an "electronically opaque sleeve" when not in use.

Common ID standards relax some requirements:

Bush administration officials in charge of beefing up security for government-issued identification cards relaxed some technical requirements and enhanced some privacy measures to address critics of the draft standards...."

The new standards are at

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