States Relying More on Driver's License Verification

  • Identity Verification

Whether its a battle for immigration laws or the criteria for possessing a concealed weapon, states across the nation seem to have one thing in commondrivers licenses. While these varying issues all present different obstacles and political opinions, they all rely on drivers licenses being a way to verify someones identity. This has been an issue the United States has been battling for many years and many states are finally starting to rely on these documents as a source for things other than operating a vehicle. As many citizens already do, people typically use their divers license as their main source of identification. This has never been an issue until our needs as a country changed. We now live in country were people are from all over the world and dont necessarily have or need a drivers license. So this is why relying on them as a means of identification is becoming such as pressing issue. And while we at EVS have no political opinion about immigration or gun control on a state level, we do see a different security issue at hand drivers license verification.

So lets say, hypothetically, states start relying more on drivers licenses as the defining document of identification, for whatever reason. Two major events will piggyback off this concept. First, drivers licenses will become a hot commodity not only to those using it correctly but also for those who plan to use them maliciously. Fake IDs will become the hottest item on the black market for identity thieves and fraudsters. The more we rely on drivers licenses as a point of access, the more consumers and businesses will value them. The second issue at hand is that while the states may be looking into more ways to utilize drivers licenses as a form of identification, have they been looking into ways to verify the drivers license? Verifying a drivers license is already a very complex process and the more we rely on them to verify ourselves, the more fraudsters will do to try to break this system. A simple check, scan, and hologram check may not be enough to get past the tactics fraudsters will develop. If the states are going to start requiring this form of identification to allow certain rights and/or privileges to citizens, the federal government needs to have a secure way to verify these documents BEFORE these new laws take place. There are identity thieves out there as we speak waiting for these laws to be settled so they can plan their next attack. And while these issues vary from state to state, the issue for verification affects the entire nation regardless of what is settled.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]