The United States government is tightening security by providing a higher level of identification validation. This isn’t new — the REAL ID Act passed in 2005 — but it’s taking effect next year. It was passed in an effort are to make it more difficult to counterfeit peoples’ identity and personal information using their identification cards (IDs) like state driver’s licenses. The problem is, how much good will it do if people who need to update their IDs to this higher security format don’t know they need to do so?
The U.S. Travel Association reports that 57 percent of people are not even aware of the upcoming deadline scheduled for October 1, 2020. That said, 72 percent of people are not prepared for the transition, and 39 percent are not in possession of any compliant form of ID.
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