Identity management

Blockchain technology disrupts current methods of sharing personal information through digital identity management by a distributed trust model.

A new era in personal identity: Safer, smarter, more secure

Most U.S. 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 […]

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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 […]

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Netki’s solutions for blockchain benefit from The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger

Enterprises everywhere are looking to blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin, as the new way to transact across business networks. One IBM Blockchain partner, Netki, is building digital identity solutions to help break down barriers related to risk and compliance in modern blockchain environments. In a recent interview with Justin Newton, the CEO of […]

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Using trusted identity to streamline medical office visits

Do you get aggravated each time you go to a doctor’s office and are handed a clipboard with a form to verify that your personal information is current? Then, when returning the completed form, the assistant requests your health insurance card to photo copy it. You must now dig through your wallet to find a […]

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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 […]

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Arizona takes inside lane on adoption of digital licenses

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 that a […]

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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 or she can have “eyes on the driver” at all times. In these situations, the officer will […]

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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 […]

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Mobile identity on-the-go with Marist College

In today’s fast paced society, people are always on the go. We are constantly traveling from place to place all while striving for the utmost convenience and control over our every day tasks. IBM Mobile Identity (MI) offers individuals instant access, availability, and reliability to their identification documents at any moments notice right from the […]

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