Nova Scotia to stop using a key-logging system for agents’ registration

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AUGUSTA, N.H. — A new state law could make it easier for Nova Scotia residents to register with a key logging system, including in case of an agent’s death.

Agents who die in Nova Scotia are required to have a key for their records, but they don’t need to register under that system.

New law to simplify key-management process and allow registration with an agent registry would help Nova Scotia’s public safety department track agents, including those who are missing and unaccounted for, officials said.

The law would make it a crime for anyone to knowingly delete or tamper with a person’s agent registration information, said Brian Smith, the minister responsible for public safety.

“We have to get that information out there to the public so we can get to the bottom of the matter and try to determine who is responsible for the deaths of the people we have lost,” Smith said.

Nova Scotia’s Public Safety Ministry said it will start issuing new driver’s licenses, renewals and registration certificates to people who register with the new agent registration system, the Key-Logging System for Nova Scotians Act.

It’s a first for the state.

In the United States, the FBI is working with the state on the new law, said Mark S. Smith, a spokesman for the FBI.

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