Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Us Goverment Putting Drivers Licenses On The Web  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30264 posts, RR: 57
Posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Well the US goverment has found a new way to take away your privacy rights.

As part of the Motor Vehicle Operator License Identification Act (MOLIA - enacted on July 9, 2005), all US states are required to digitally store a copy of every valid driver's license. License data must be made retrievable by The National Motor Vehicle License Bureau in order to form a consolidated and centralized database of U.S. driver's licenses. On August 3rd, 2005 Congress enacted an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act, providing public access to motor vehicle driver's information in an electronic format.
ates on the net. So you can now look up the drivers license of anybody in the US with a new compliant license.

The feds claim that this will allow people buisnesses to compare licenses they are prestented with, to the electronic image of it on line to determine if it is real or has been tampered with.

Frankly I think it will destroy the value of a license as a form of ID.

Thank god there is an opt out if you go to the website and look yourself up.


[Edited 2006-06-13 05:01:26]

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

This may be in violation of may privacy laws on the Federal and State level, mainly to protect for example, celeberties, stalkers, nasty ex-husbands and so on. Some may be able to use secured web access, much like police do today to check licenses.

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):

I this not a hint that this is a fraud?

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2589 times:


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Just what I want to see my first time back in a week -


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3538 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

I looked myself up...you have no idea how happy I was to find out that I live at 1723 W. Sasquatch Way.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Hey Gunsontheroof, you must be my new roommate... THE TOP BUNK IS MINE!!!

User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

Hate to break it to you, but in most states, your driver license IS public information. Which means anyone can look at the info on it, and if that state has a database, look at your picture. Minnesota has one, and all you need to due is go to the DMV and request a PIN to get into the website. I don't see this as a big deal. So you'll know my address and the fact I'm an organ donor.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Some of you guys fell for this!

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Drivers' Licenses On The Internet! posted Fri Nov 18 2005 02:03:35 by SHUPirate1
World Cup Live On The Web? posted Tue Jun 13 2006 19:40:04 by Kay
Mark Fiore Political Cartoon On The Web posted Thu Sep 8 2005 16:02:27 by Johnboy
A Free Place To Share Pics On The Web? posted Tue May 31 2005 11:24:12 by Kay
When Was Your First Time On The Web? posted Wed May 25 2005 15:05:11 by Alphafloor
Why You Shouldn't Post Your Picture On The Web posted Mon Dec 6 2004 05:12:35 by Jet-a gasguy
Matt Drudge: The Finest Journalism On The Web posted Tue Jul 20 2004 01:25:16 by Cba
US Vs UK - Football Game On The North Pole posted Tue Apr 20 2004 22:24:15 by Leviticus
DNC Vs. RNC On The Web: posted Sun Oct 21 2001 21:09:42 by PanAm747
How To Make $ On The Web? posted Thu Sep 21 2000 12:45:01 by Pandora