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Georgia bolsters ID card security

Georgia Technology Authority adds identification card reading technology for state License Match program

The Georgia Technology Authority will be using identification card-reading technology to prevent people from using fraudulent state driver’s licenses or ID cards to access services.

The technology, from Intellicheck Mobilisa, scans the bar code on an identity card such as a driver’s license and uses the encoded information to pre-populate forms or applications, protecting against data entry errors and increasing productivity. Such information will go into a database for the state’s License Match program, which enables businesses to verify driver’s license information against the state database to prevent fraud, minimize loss and allow document verification.

The program is currently targeted primarily toward financial institutions and auto dealerships, although the technology can be applied to numerous Georgia industries looking to prevent fraud and streamline data entry.

Ivan Sumter, director of data sales for Georgia Technology Authority, said the ID card reading technology is integral to the success of the License Match program.

The Georgia Technology Authority was established July 1, 2000, and manages the state’s technology infrastructure, ensuring that the infrastructure is stable, secure and well-governed with accessible services for Georgians.

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Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.

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