Lawmakers weigh new digital ID option for New Yorkers

The Big Apple could soon be launching a digital identification credential for New Yorkers.

The City Council is reviewing a bill that would require City Hall to move toward launching a digital form of ID—an idea that has been embraced by technology providers but that has raised privacy concerns.

The bill, which was among several reviewed Friday during a hearing of the council’s technology committee, is limited in its scope. A city agency would merely be required to publish a report, in partnership with a financial institution, on whether it is feasible to launch a pilot program. The program could eventually allow New Yorkers to use a single

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