Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Maine, and Shenna Bellows, D-Maine, have written to President Donald Trump with the support of Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, calling on him to repeal elements of the REAL ID program via executive order, BDN Maine reports. "The plea ... is effectively emerging as a rival plan to a bill from Sen. Bill Diamond, D-[Maine], which would make Maine comply with the federal law," the report states. While Maine has elements of the REAL ID program already in effect, it remains "one of five states in noncompliance," the report adds. Dunlap called adhering with the program a slippery slope. “Once you start complying, you don’t know what the purposes will then be designated for or what additional requirements may come down the road,” he said. Editor's Note: Jason Litalien, CIPP/US, CIPM, recently wrote a piece on REAL ID for Privacy Tracker.
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