Ready for electronic IDs?

Ready for electronic IDs?

Summary: The Real ID Act, which just needs to be signed by President Bush, would require states to meet federal standards for electronically readable driver's licenses.

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  • Bill Gates and Peter Vanvelthoven, Belgium's state secretary for computer network development (right), hold a Belgian electronic identity card.

  • The US-Visit program, run by the Department of Homeland Security, aims to track foreigners visiting the United States. Kiosks that scan passports and fingerprints, and issue printed receipts, are now being tested.

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