'TSA Is Not the Right Agency to Lead' REAL ID Implementation, Security
Security and identity management experts urged Congress to direct the
National Institute of Standards and Technology to play a bigger role in
developing standards for digital identity management ahead of a looming
2025 deadline for domestic air travellers to comply with security
requirements outlined in the REAL ID Act.
"While DHS does not create standards, DHS - or even better, the White House
or Congress - should request that NIST lead a timeboxed, one-year effort to
create the standards and guidance needed to accelerate the deployment of
secure, privacy-protecting mDL apps that Americans can use to protect and
assert their identity online," Grant testified.
Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties
Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, warned that the TSA has
proposed to adopt the ISO standards, which he said were "created behind
closed doors by a secretive committee" and are "inadequate and incomplete
when it comes to the protection of our privacy."
Sounds like Jeremy Grant is involved somehow. ..tom