New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wants his state to implement what he's calling the most secure driver's license in history. The initiative would enable the state to comply with the federal government's controversial identification mandates and document the million or so illegal immigrants currently living in New York. However, it may be technology rather than politics that derails the proposal. The plan is running into strong opposition from groups worried in part that the proposed use of RFID (radio-frequency identification) and other technology could endanger the privacy rights of citizens while still not delivering the level of security that the governor is promising.
N.Y. License Plan Sparks Debate, Eweek.com, November 10, 2007.