Real ID subject of ACLU’s annual event
Raneta Lawson Mack, professor of law at Creighton University and Toledo native, will be the keynote speaker at the ACLU Northwest Ohio Chapter’s annual dinner and meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th Street.
Mack as an expert on technology and legal issues will present the keynote address, “One Nation, Under Surveillance”.
The Real ID Act of 2005 requires all states to adopt a national identification system for driver’s licenses and requires that personal information of all U.S.-Americans be stored in a massive database. The law provides no protections for the data and does not even require that the personal information be encrypted to protect it from identity thieves.
The chapter will also honor prominent Toledo defense attorney Alan S. Konop for his years of service to the community.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., followed by presentation of awards, election of board members, and the keynote address at 8:00 p.m. Reservations needed. Cost is $40.00 per person for dinner and program, $10.00 per person for program only. No tickets are issued for the event; reservations are held at the door. Reservations may be made online at www.acluohio.org, or by calling (216) 472-2220.