reply to post by timidgal
Glad to hear that you got your license and that all is better. A couple of points.
Also, if your name is run through the Homeland Security database, does that not always stay with you?
I hate to tell you this; but, we are all in the government's databases. When they ran you, nobody cared because they didn't have a reason to. So
whether you are in the database or not doesn't effect you. I personally am on a watch list (not a no-fly list, those are different) and I have no
idea why (I belong to no organizations and am not political).
The second thing I wanted to point out was that you said they were comparing your face to all the other states databases for driver's licenses. What
that should point out is that facial recognition technology makes your face your new ID, it is your national ID and soon to be your international ID.
A number of years ago, the federal government instituted the RealID act, that had requirements on states which have been told many states did not go
along with; but, in the end the result was the same. Your biometrics are your ID which is why they could run your face in others states databases and
Homeland Security has access to them all.