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 […]

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A New Era in Personal Identity – Safer, Smarter, More Secure

  Most US citizens have some type of Government Issued Identity Instrument (G3I) for identity verification. The most common form is a driver’s license. But we also have a plethora of other identity instruments that we carry around every day; healthcare and prescription cards, employee badges, library cards, gym memberships, gun ownership, fishing and hunting licenses, store loyalty cards, and more. […]

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Moving Beyond Barcodes

  We all have many plastic cards in our wallets – driver’s license, credit cards, healthcare cards, and more.  Many have some mechanism for exchanging data with a reader either via a barcode, magnetic strip, or chip. Unfortunately, these mechanisms for exchanging data do not always provide the best authentication. Barcodes are for automation, not Identification The use of barcodes, […]

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On the Move with Mobile Identity and Blockchain

What if you could initiate a change of address for all your accounts at once?  Sound like a dream?  With IBM Mobile Identity (MI) and blockchain technologies it could become a reality.  Consider Holly’s scenario of moving to a new apartment in the same city or state. A New Home Holly is moving into a new apartment within the Des […]

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Gain Analytics Agility on Apache Spark for IBM z Systems

  When people discuss real-time big data domains, rarely do they understand the realities of where daily transactional data occurs around the world. To give you an idea of the volumes we’re looking at, consider that for every second of the day worldwide, there are: 250 iTunes downloads 3600 Instagram photos taken 7000 Tweets sent 30000 Facebook likes 46000 YouTube […]

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Citizen identity solutions offer improvements for Officer Notes

Have you ever wondered what becomes of the notes an officer takes while on duty?   Scratch Police Field Interview Notebooks are used to capture the unstructured written observations of a field officer. These written notes, often referred to as “scratch” because they are written on a scratch pad, allow the officer to capture details about daily events and observations […]

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Arizona takes inside lane on adoption of digital licenses

ADOT and IBM reach historic industry milestone. Last month the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and IBM completed their first joint pilot to evaluate the applicability of digital identification documents for DMV agencies. ADOT is considering several pilots to help them explore the concepts of a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL). This initial endeavor represented a significant industry milestone as it was the first time […]

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Safely Vetting a Digital Driver’s License

As the adoption of mobile driver licenses (mDL) evolves, the safety of law enforcement must be taken into consideration. When an officer pulls over a driver and approaches the vehicle the officer must not be distracted so that he/she can have “eyes on the driver” at all times. In these situations, the officer will eventually gather the identity credentials from the […]

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Secure Verifiable Anywhere Anytime Digital Driver’s Licenses

Today physical identity cards are used to represent personally identifiable information (PII). A common example is a driver’s license (DL) that uses paper or plastic to represent an individual’s credentials issued in compliance with ISO/IEC 18013-1. However, the representation of PII may soon be changing as the interest in mobile driver licenses is growing. As government agencies explore digital DL […]

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Rotating picture is not the magic wand to prevent fake IDs

As government agencies consider the deployment of mobile driver licenses (a.k.a. digital driver licenses or DDLs), much attention is being placed on the use of facial recognition technology for the acquisition and verification of a digital driver license. According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), there is a broad list of functional requirements associated with a mobile […]

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