Driver's License Verification More Important Than Ever

  • Identity Verification

While the debate about requiring a state issued drivers license in order to vote will be left for the states to hash out, it raises an interesting issue for drivers license verification. A portion of the political debate is tied to the security issue at hand. How can we as a nation decide that a drivers license is a sufficient form of identification? Fake IDs are a notorious fad for underage people who are attempting to access substances they are not legally old enough to purchase quite yet, but they are now becoming a fad for another group identity thieves. In fact, if the new voter bill gets passed, fake drivers licenses may become an even hotter commodity. What government officials and companies alike need to keep in mind is that drivers license verification is not a simple task. It can be very complex and has quite a few roadblocks and considerations that may not be as obvious as one may think.

Not just drivers license verification, but identity verification in general, is becoming an increasingly large issue for our nation. Today our identities are defined by multiple criteria that are spread across various documents, numbers, and online properties. Matching this with online accounts, identities, and modern day technology is a perfect recipe for identity thieves everywhere. As our identities become less concrete to define our prevention measures will need to become more multifaceted. Identity verification is not as simple as matching a name with a number, it involves testing different knowledge against multiple different considerations. Fraud prevention measures will also vary for different situations. What may help to identify someones identity in one instance may not work as effectively in another scenario. People take their identities very seriously and we need to start treating our identity verification tactics with the same concern and care.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]