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Curious about the Digital Drivers License program Utah has put into place? If yes please continue below.

 

We have prepared this PPT presentation about the digital drivers license program here in this presentation we put the sources at the end for you to go and look at yourself. 

 

Some new information about digital certifications WHO COVID-19 Certs

 

Apple announces first states to adopt driver’s licenses and state IDs in Wallet

 

Bill information can be found here and here oh and here

 

We want to highlight something below:

 

"The Senate voted 24-0 to concur with House amendments to SB110, which now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert for his consideration. It would order the state to develop a pilot program for those licenses, and then implement a permanent program." SLTrib

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/03/05/utah-legislature-oks/

 

or this highlight

"SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah's Driver License Division is set to start a pilot with Mobile Driver's Licenses and IDs.

The mobile IDs will be stored on an app, which is being called secure by the division's director, Chris Caras.

"We wanted to make sure the technology was at a place that it really could facilitate that level of security and we believe that it’s at that stage now," said Caras.

This will change the way Utahns travel, bank, buy alcohol, and comply with traffic stops.

A big difference between physical licenses or ID cards and digital ones is you can choose what information you share."

Fox13-https://www.fox13now.com/news/digital-drivers-licenses-coming-to-utah-soon

 

 

I'm sure a lot of you are asking what the drawbacks are? It would awesome to have your DL automatically linked with your phone, no card to carry around etc. Sure, that can be nice. Let's think though for a moment on what has happenened in 2020 and 2021 and ask ourselves a few questions:

 

What type of information can be accessed through this program and potential additions and outcomes:

 

·Driver’s License- duh ;)

·Health Records

·Vaccine Records

·Financial Reports

·Credit Scores

·Travel Records

·Taxes

·Vehicle Registration

·Spending

·Voting

·Sex Offender Status

·Licenses and Permits of all Kinds

·Dietary preferences

·Outstanding Parking Fines and Fees

·Background Checks

·Rewards Programs

·Social Credit Scoring

 

Do all of those things sound like information the government should have access and control over?

 

There are many more, quite serious, reasons to NOT do this as opposed to do it for simple convenience. The potential for intrusion and the loss of privacy and rights is the direction this will most likely go, and then it won't stop until we no longer have autonomy to move freely without showing id.

 

We’ll let you decided what you think the best answer is, but we think something with the possibility of removing all freedom and autonomy needs to be completely removed, and we have to ask why our public servents, our representatives, thought this was a good program?

 

SOURCES:

 

•DOCUMENTS and LINKS

ACLU- Identity Crisis

Utah DPS mDL Info

ID2020- UN

•Utah SB100 Electronic Driver Licenses

American Association Motor Vehicles Administrators

ISO 18013-5 Standards for Digital IDs

AAMVA- mDL Resources

News Report Digital DLs in Utah

Govtech.com

ISO Sustainable Development Goals

UN.org Sustainable Development

 

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-social-credit-system-explained

https://futurism.com/america-social-credit-system-china

https://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/some-u.s-businesses-already-require-consumers-to-maintaina-certain-social-credit-scorebut-a-government-sponsored-system-is-unlikely

https://www.timesrepublican.com/opinion/columnists/2021/08/coming-soon-americas-social-credit-system/

https://futurism.com/the-byte/how-check-american-social-credit-score

https://www.fastcompany.com/90394048/uh-oh-silicon-valley-is-building-a-chinese-style-social-credit-system

https://jpia.princeton.edu/news/social-credit-system-not-just-another-chinese-idiosyncrasy

https://www.engadget.com/2020-01-17-your-online-activity-effectively-social-credit-score-airbnb.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOk27I2EBac

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/business/secret-consumer-score-access.html