Orwell’s 1984 has arrived, and I’m not sure I like it. Intellicheck Mobilisa has come out with a new system for checking IDs. This system verifies the information hidden in driver’s licenses and other IDs, using a portable reader to link your ID to all the details contained in its databases. In doing so, it will probably stop most fake IDs, although it also raises serious questions about the amount of information that people can easily access about you. In addition, incorrect information will inevitably seep into this database, further compromising its integrity.
For more information, see Discover News and Checking IDs Goes Nationwide.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.