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This is getting even farther afield, but I wonder how many states use
the SSN as the driver's license number.  I know the District of
Clumbia does.  And, for all I know, they sell the lists to

I have always worried about the SSN being on my license.  I guess the risk
of theft is actually small. It is similar to sending credit card numbers
actually had a problem is small, but the perception of risk as perceived by
the public is enormous.

Still, the privacy issue is an important matter.


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