mobile identity

Mobile identity now opening even more doors for college students

We use multiple identity instruments many times per week without much thought and, for the most part, college students are a great example of identity consumers. Students typically use a single identity document for many daily functions such as food service, dorm entry and exams, and event participation registration. Next-level student identification IBM has teamed […]

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How do we start tackling the existing identity problem?

Identity and control of personal identity is top of mind, given recent events as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A lot of our identity is shared without our explicit consent, gets stored in locations we are unaware of, and when compromised creates tremendous setbacks. Almost everything we do in the […]

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Identity requests: Let us count the ways

We use our identity documents many times per week without much thought. Verification of our identity or a specific privilege tied to our identity is so commonplace that we rarely question the request. Essentially, identity interactions are part of our daily life experiences. While most people in the US use a driver’s license, any form […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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