"if" facial recognition technology is 100% accurate, i have no
problem with it being used to apprehend law breakers. the key word
Why do some people think this is a right to privacy issue? I fill out a
government form and have a government employee take my picture. I voluntarily
give the government my name, birth date, address and photograph. It would be
dumb of me to expect the government wouldn't use the information I gave
them to catch me if I was committing a crime. Why would I not want the law
enforcement agencies we ask to keep us safe from terrorist or criminal activity
to use the information they have to do the job? Seems like a no-brainer.
The headline asks "What access do ICE, federal agencies have to Utahns'
driver's license information?"The answer, it appears, is
that Utah officials don't have a coherent policy and don't even have a
clear idea of how many Utahns' privacy rights may have been violated.
That's bad records management and unacceptable.
I guess I'm just too patriotic to be an ICE fan. I love this part of the
Constitution that I like to call the "4th Amendment.""The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,
and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the
persons or things to be seized."
Get all the law breaking illegal aliens in this country! Report them and deport
them! They don't belong here! Let ICE do their jobs! Of course the media
is the bad guys for lying about ICE doing what they were meant to do.
Is anyone--including media--half as worried about federal agents having access
to Utah's concealed carry permit database as they are to them having access
to our driver license database?Gun owners are constantly told,
"If you have nothing to hide..." or "If it saves just one
life..." Demands are made for ever more invasive background checks as a
condition of buying or owning a gun.I guess when it comes to the
feds accessing personal information and State databases, what is good for the
goose of gun owners is unacceptable for the gander of gun haters.But
what power you give govt to use against those you dislike, will be available to
used against yourself sooner or later.
I hope they have access to everything and I hope it helps them find people who
are breaking the law, who are here illegally, or have anything to hide. This
makes it easier for the federal government to protect innocent citizens of this
country. Every law-abiding citizen should be telling their elected
representatives that they want the federal government to have access to every
piece of information that helps them do their job more efficiently
If people are here legally, they haven't or aren't breaking the law,
they don't need to worry. If they are doing these things they probably do
need to worry.
What we gonna do though. I don't have much to worry about personally in
this particular context. I'm a 70ish pinkish/beighy colored old guy of
european descent. But government being what government is today
they'll scope us out with impunity any time and any way they want.
Why are we having to spend so much time and money on this witch hunt? I agree
that we should be careful about letting people into the country, but if people
are already here and are disobeying the law simply to protect themselves, but
otherwise are decent citizens, we'd be better off encouraging them to work,
pay taxes, and work on getting legal. Then we'd have more money to spend
on getting rid of those who are committing crimes and should be sent home, or
incarcerated at the expense of whoever encouraged, supported them or allowed
them to come here.
Biscuit - , 00 said, " Trust AP to write up an article that puts the blame
on ICE."It was not an AP article, it was a Deseret News article.
And it did not "[put] the blame on ICE." It was only an article on what
access federal agency had to state databases.
I hope they have complete access.
ICE is not the bad guys here. They're just trying to do their job. Trust AP
to write up an article that puts the blame on ICE.
I guess the solution is to get a fake drivers license. Seems to work for
underage college students. I'm always amazed at how conservatives have no
problem with "Big Brother" peering into Americans' windows as long
as "Big Brother" doesn't peer into their windows.
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to
purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
So, it's fine to ignore immigration laws, but bad to ignore privacy
laws?"[The immigration lawyer] said he sees, undocumented
immigrants and even legal permanent residents — on advice from immigration
lawyers — are not getting driver's licenses, meaning they're
driving Utah roads without insurance."We're essentially creating
a situation where we're encouraging people to break the law," he
said.Yes, yes you are encouraging people to break the law, multiple
laws. First you are advising them not to get the licenses, and second you are
failing to recommend they obey immigration laws and go home and apply for legal
immigration.Why are criminal acts not being prosecuted? Why are
people not prosecuted for aiding and abetting people breaking laws?Meanwhile, good on ICE and DPS and BCI on cooperating to enforce our laws.The legislature needs to repeal driver privilege cards, and then crack
down on anyone driving without a license.
Why do they have ANY ACCESS to these records absent a warrant signed by a
judge??? What are they using the data for? This sounds suspiciously like the
plan to install license plate readers on police cars in southern Utah to collect
data for the Federal Government. Sorry serious governmental over reach
With the NSA, they have total access.
The story says that Law Enforcement has searchable access to public data. Why
is this an issue, to anyone at all ?
I have no problem with ICE doing this. People like to say it violates our
privacy. Our borders and lives are already being violated, and immigration
enforcement is looking at pre-existing government records - if this is what it
takes to fix the problem then ICE should do it.