Pennsylvania is largest state to oppose federal measure
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — This week, Gov. Tom Corbett
signed into law a measure making Pennsylvania the 16th and most populous state to oppose the federal Real ID Act.
Some groups also have warned that the national database would be a “honeypot for identify thieves.”
“Real ID is a de facto national ID card and is a disaster for the privacy rights of all Pennsylvanians,” said Reggie Shuford, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. “We are grateful that Gov. Corbett recognized the many problems with Real ID.”
State Sen. Mike Folmer
, who sponsored the bill, said Real ID would "redefine privacy as we know it, create a mountain of new bureaucracy and increase fees and taxes — without making us any safer."