November 17, 2005
The insured driver database

When I read this Chron story from yesterday about a new state database of insured drivers, my first reaction was "When exactly did that happen?" No matter how closely one tries to follow the Lege, they still manage to slip stuff through that later comes as a surprise. According to Scott, who kindly answered an email query I sent about this, the originating legislation for this was most likely the RFID in car registration tag bill, about which you can read more here, here, and here.

I can see some value in what this is intended to do, but without knowing more about what kind of data security measures they have in place, including the rules for who can access it, color me concerned.

Now having read all that, go read this and see if your head explodes. We live in very interesting technological times indeed.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 17, 2005 to Legal matters | TrackBack