Re: IDs and privacy

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:31:40 -0500

Forrest Bishop wrote:

> > >From: "Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko" <>
> > Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 22:08:48 -0500
> > Subject: IDs and privacy
> > I wonder if anybody issues such "minimal IDs", and whether they can
> > be actually used.
> Passport photo stores sometimes have such an ID, unfortunately these havebeed abused by
> youngsters to get into bars with and may not be accepted
> everywhere. Also check out Internatioal Driver's Licence.

The State of Vermont drivers license has no photo in it. You can get one that does, if you need to go out of state, but the standard drivers license, sans photo, is acceptable in all bars in Vermont. Likewise, many college ID's which have a photo and include a clearly discernable date of birth can in some jurisdictions be an acceptable ID, and any military ID, which has no address information at all, just your name, SSN, blood type, branch of service, rank, and DOB, with your photo, is mandated to be accepted in all US jurisdictions as proper ID.