Identity Experts Call For Mobile Driver’s License Push In US

Digital Identity
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The Biden Administration Should Also Directly Assist Identity Theft Victims

Identity Experts Call for Mobile Driver's License Push in US
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Identity experts urged the Biden administration this week to accelerate the deployment of mobile driver’s licenses and ensure identity theft victims get direct assistance.

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The experts said four items must be added to an upcoming Executive Order from the U.S. government focused on preventing and detecting identity theft: mobile driver’s licenses; direct assistance for identity theft victims; identity attribute validation services; and a federal digital identity framework. President Joe Biden pledged to issue the Executive Order on this matter in his March 1 State of the Union address (see: Sound Off: What Gaps Must ID Theft Executive Order Address?).

“These four initiatives will ensure that any EO (Executive Order) prioritizes helping Americans avoid ever becoming identity theft victims, and assure that those Americans who are victimized will be able to get the help they need to be made whole,” the letter…