08/13/2007 - The recommendations are in from the President's Task Force on Identity Theft: the strategic plan advises four broad policy changes including that federal agencies reduce the unnecessary use of Social Security numbers.
08/13/2007 - Washington Governor Christine Gergoire has signed a bill (S.B. 5087) into law that blocks the implementation of a federal driver's license program, known as REAL ID. Under the new state law, Washington would implement REAL ID if it is altered to include full funding and privacy protection for state residents. Right now, the law is an unfunded mandate, and critics say that privacy issues have not been addressed.
08/13/2007 - The government has developed guidelines and a set of best practices for RFID use in federal agencies and private corporations. The best practices are intended to reduce the privacy and security risks associated with RFID.
08/10/2007 - The DoD has issued a final rule requiring that its contractors use RFID technology to track specific materials, including packaged petroleum products, chemicals, additives, and construction equipment.