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Driver's license bar codes repeat data already visible

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 06, 2012

~~<p><strong>Question: </strong>What data is embedded in our driver's licenses? When renewing a license, the clerk is inputting a great deal of data into the computer. Our license has a &quot;hidden&quot; box which lets electronic data screeners identify individuals (and heaven knows what else). In this day and age of ID theft, it's important for the public to know what personal data they are carrying in their wallets/purses.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Hawaii does not have an embedded chip in its driver's licenses.</p>
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Question: What data is embedded in our driver's licenses? When renewing a license, the clerk is inputting a great deal of data into the computer. Our license has a "hidden" box which lets electronic data screeners identify individuals (and heaven knows what else). In this day and age of ID theft, it's important for the public to know what personal data they are carrying in their wallets/purses.

Answer: Hawaii does not have an embedded chip in its driver's licenses. Login for more...



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