It seems that more and more, the government is looking to use a driver’s license for more than just driving. If LB261 is passed, you may be sharing the information on that license whenever you buy alcohol, tobacco, or lottery tickets. This bill allows businesses to use machine readers to swipe the license and verify the customer’s age. The most troubling aspect, is that your data would then be associated with that transaction and stored in a database for use by law enforcement. So suddenly the government will know every time we make purchases of these items.
Also, in another step toward a more powerful federal government, LB372 will make the digital copy of your photograph on your driver’s license available to federal authorities.