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ACLU Concerned About Privacy In New License Standards

New Jersey’s plan to implement new stricter federal standards for people seeking to obtain or renew driver’s
licenses is on hold because of a legal challenge.

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The American Civil Liberties Union’s New Jersey chapter claims the new standards of the TRU ID program  were imposed without explanation or comment from the public. It also cites privacy concerns.

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Edward Barocas, Legal Director, ACLU-NJ
Edward Barocas, Legal Director, ACLU-NJ (ACLU-NJ)

“Implementing TRU-ID without any involvement from the public isn’t just undemocratic – it’s also in violation of New Jersey laws,” said ACLU-NJ Legal Director Ed Barocas in a statement, who argued the case on behalf of the ACLU-NJ. “The State of New Jersey has infringed upon the rights of every citizen in New Jersey by deciding to radically change our ID system by fiat instead of through the democratic process.”

The ACLU is discussing the challenge at a news conference Monday.

The brief filed last Friday says the new, stricter requirements will adversely affect the homeless, legal residents who were born in non-English-speaking countries and domestic abuse victims who want to use an alternate address on their licenses.

 

 

The Motor Vehicle Commission announced over the weekend that plans to start enforcing the new standards Monday have been put on hold.

The agency has also removed all reference to the TRU ID program from its website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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