Multi-Document Verification in a Digital World
Nearly everyone has some form of Government Issued Identity Instrument (G3I). Even though a driver’s license conveys the privilege to operate certain types of vehicles, it is also the most commonly used form of G3I. The Table below lists several use cases and indicates whether an actual driver’s license (DL) or a G3I document is required and how many documents are needed.
|Use Case||DL Required||G3I Required||Documents Required|
|Bank Account Creation||No||Yes||1|
|School Campus Defender||No||Yes||1|
|Vending Machine Age Verification||Yes||No||1|
|Online Authentication||No||No||1 or more|
|Prescription Drug Procurement||No||Yes||1 or more|
|Post Office Box Key Pickup||No||Yes||2|
|Medical Office Visit||No||No||1|
Note that whenever a driver’s license is the required form of identification, it is often presented with additional documents. The handling and processing of multi-documents for verification activities is easier, faster, and safer in the digital identity era.
A Traffic Accident Exchange
Consider the example of a traffic accident. The law enforcement officer asks for at least two and perhaps three documents: a driver’s license, vehicle registration, and depending upon your state, a proof of auto insurance. Most of us must dig through the glove box to extract the physical registration and auto insurance cards – assuming we remembered to put the up to date versions into the vehicle. The officer must juggle the various documents and record the necessary information from each one. In the digital identity era you provide the information from all documents in one easy and secure electronic exchange.
With IBM Mobile Identity (MI), all three documents are securely stored on your smartphone. The latest versions of these documents are always available so you won’t scramble to find them. You can select the exact documents and identity traits to share with the law enforcement officer. The exchange of information between the phones is quick and secure.
In a hostile situation, the officer can remain at a safe distance while the information is exchanged. The officer’s official picture is displayed on the your device at the beginning of the information exchange. This assures you that his authority to request information was issued by the State. Everyone’s safety is improved by verifying identities, speeding up the exchange process, and getting people and vehicles out of further harm’s way.
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