World Privacy Forum Testifies about Federal ID Card

Workplace Surveillance and Privacy — The World Privacy Forum testified on January 19 regarding the need to build reasonable privacy and security protections into the proposed “smart” Federal ID cards. The testimony included recommendations on making the mandated employee background checks equitable, careful implementation of the Privacy Act, and conducting a Privacy Impact Assessment. Other key issues included setting limits on card use and protecting the mandated source documents, such as birth certificates, that will be required to obtain a card.

WPF and other testimony is available at the National Institute of Standards and Technology site: <>.