Submitted for your Disapproval: RFID in Government IDs

The Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will be considering a report on the use of RFID in identification documents at its meeting June 7th in San Francisco. A draft of the report has been posted with a request for comments.

The report has already generated a little attention. This Government Computer News story overstates the tone of the report, but it’s good. 

From the DHS Privacy Committee Web site:

The Use of RFID for Human Identification (PDF, 15 pages – 127 KB) The DHS Emerging Applications and Technology Subcommittee of the Privacy Advisory Committee is seeking comments on this draft report. This report will be considered by the full Committee during the June 7, 2006 public Advisory Committee meeting in San Francisco, CA. 

Please provide any comments in writing to privacycommittee [at] dhs [dot] gov, by postal mail, or by fax by 12:00 p.m. EST on May 22, 2006. All Comments will be considered on an ongoing basis.