A Practical Application: Facial Recognition Technology

The key to a state having a secure driver license and identification card issuance system is a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention and deterrence against fraud. From the initial application process to the final document issuance, it is important that the system focuses on ensuring that the applicants are “who they say they are.” Over the past 10 years, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) has implemented a variety of new programs and initiatives to help ensure this process, such as electronically verifying the social security numbers for all license applications and installing new verification machines that help verify breeder documents that are used to establish a customer’s identity.