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DO YOU HAVE A DIGITIAL ID?
In the summer of 2019 just at 1,000 people were asked to download an app on their phone that would allow the user to link a driver’s license or other ID to their phone. Having your ID at the tip of your fingers might make it easier to conduct online transactions such as banking or shopping. It might also be possible to show a digital ID if you are pulled over and asked to provide your license to a police officer. A word of caution though, the online ID is not just a snapshot of your driver’s license, it is actually a link to all of the data kept by the state. This makes it all the more important to protect your smartphone with a password and to keep track of your device. These precautions are not just suggestions, as these and other safeguards could be part of the program requirements. Right now this technology is not in full use, and there are likely to be questions and legal issues that arise when and if the time comes for a full roll-out. Part of what we do for our clients is to keep on top of trends and developments, so we are ready to answer your questions when they arise. As technology advances, we monitor changes that impact your rights and work hard to protect the things you hold most dear.
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