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Testimony on Digital Identification Pilot Study

By: Daniel Schwarz Senior Privacy & Technology Strategist, Policy

While a carefully implemented and nuanced digital identification system may prove worthwhile and beneficial, if done improperly it could have far-reaching ramifications, entrench injustice, erode privacy rights, and threaten our civil rights and liberties. Intro. 2305 risks the latter by creating a pathway for new tracking capabilities without setting the necessary guardrails and oversight. We have significant concerns about the digital identification program pilot study, as laid out in Intro. 2305, and oppose the legislation in its current form.

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