States Sharing Driver's License Info

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States Sharing Driver's License Info
Short Title Four States Are Sharing Driver's License Info To Help Find Out Who's A Citizen
Location United States
Date

Taxonomy Aggregation, Disclosure
Information Identifying, Ethnicity, Demographic, Location
Threat Actors Iowa administration, Nebraska administration, South Carolina Administration, South Dakota administration, US Census Bureau, Department of Homeland Security

Individuals
Affected Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and South Dakota driver licenses holders
High Risk Groups Latin Individuals, Hispanic Individuals, Ethnic Minority, Driver
Secondary Consequences

4 states have agreed to share their state driver's license and state ID records with the US Census Bureau in order to help identify the citizenship status of everyone in the US.

Description

Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and South Dakota have agreed to share their state driver's license and state ID records with the US Census Bureau as part of efforts to carry out an executive order for citizenship data that President Trump announced in July 2019. Aggregation

Department of Homeland Security also quietly announced last year in a regulatory document that it had agreed to share certain records — including some from Immigration and Customs Enforcement with the Census Bureau.

This is being done in an attempt to help figure out the US citizenship status of every adult living in the country, to determine the citizens, unauthorized immigrants and other noncitizens in the country. In that context sharing of information can be seen as Disclosure.

The databases include names, addresses and dates of birth of driver's license and state ID cardholders.

The Census Bureau's public information office has not responded to media questions about whether it is currently in discussions with any other states about data-sharing agreements.

Risk Statistics

Laws and Regulations

Sources

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/14/890798378/south-dakota-is-sharing-drivers-license-info-to-help-find-out-who-s-a-citizen