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FBI plan to collect IDs from FOIA requesters is just a waste of everyone's time | Privacy SOS


FBI plan to collect IDs from FOIA requesters is just a waste of everyone's time | Privacy SOS: As EFF's Dave Maass writes, you don't have to give the government a copy of your identification card in order to file a FOIA request. And the FBI's asking for it might be itself illegal.

If the FBI sticks to its guns on this one, there's bound to be a lawsuit. And the lawsuit is very likely to force the FBI to stop asking people for IDs when they file FOIAs. It's also very likely that the people at the FBI who implemented this "papers, please" feature know both of these things to be true.

So what's the point? Why would the FBI put in place a system it knows will likely be overturned by a court?

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