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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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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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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Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication for Digital Driver Licenses

Several Issuing Associations (a.k.a. DMV Agencies) have inquired about the applicability of biometrics, such as facial recognition, with a mobile driver’s license (mDL) solution based on IBM Mobile Identity. These inquires can be associated with two mDL scenarios: Validating a selfie against the photo in a DMV system of record to authenticate an individual during acquisition of a mDL. Contributing […]

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IBM Mobile Identity: The Truth

Digital Identity: The Truth The plastic driver’s license is deeply rooted in our daily lives. As the pinnacle of all trust documents, we build its integrity based on its inability to be recreated. However, despite the difficulty in recreation, identity fraud, tampering, and counterfeits are still an ongoing challenge. Every few years, new steps and methods are created to make […]

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