National ID card rules unveiled

Friday, 2 March 2007, 1:54 AM EST

Homeland Security officials released long-delayed guidelines that turn state-issued identification cards into de facto internal passports Thursday, estimating the changes will cost states and individuals $23 billion over 10 years.

The move prompted a new round of protest from civil libertarians and security experts, who called on Congress to repeal the 2005 law known as the REAL ID Act that mandates the changes.

At Wired.

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