Driving licence as identification and accepting signed keys without exchanging encrypted data

Atom Smasher atom at smasher.org
Tue Jul 25 08:29:23 CEST 2006

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006, Tony Whitmore wrote:

> I'm still working on getting my card reader to work, but in the 
> meantime, I have a couple of questions regarding key-signing ettiquette 
> following a session at LUG Radio Live last weekend. I hope the questions 
> are not OT, I've checked the HOWTOs & FAQs, but there's some ambiguity 
> in them.
> First: Is a photo driving licence considered adequate identification? 
> I'm in the UK so we have UK / EU photo driving licences. I have 
> previously only used passports as ID, but some people were presenting 
> driving licences instead.

no matter what anyone tells you is or isn't adequate, you have to decide 
for yourself. this may help you figure it out - 


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