1Kosmos has teamed up with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) to give organizations more confidence about the results of an identity check. Thanks to the partnership, 1Kosmos will be able to integrate the AAMVA’s national registry with its BlockID Verify solution to ensure that driver’s licenses are authentic.
BlockID is designed primarily for user onboarding and authentication. The platform uses face and document recognition to match a selfie of the user to a scan of an official ID.
The problem, according to 1Kosmos, is that the driver’s license is one of the most frequently forged and manipulated documents in the country. Even if BlockID can match a selfie to a document, it does not necessarily guarantee that the information on that document is legitimate.
The partnership with AAMVA helps to solve that problem. In addition to performing the biometric match, BlockID will now cross-reference the information on a scanned driver’s license against AAMVA’s records, which draws on registry of motor vehicles information from all over the country. In doing so, it allows clients to spot falsified documents, and lets organizations know that the person they are dealing with is in fact who they claim to be.
“It’s now common knowledge that fake driver’s licenses are freely available for purchase by anyone on the internet,” said 1Kosmos Product Management VP Javed Shah. “This integration with AAMVA provides instant verification as to whether or not a driver’s license entered into BlockID is authentic.”
BlockID can be used for remote identity verification in a range of different situations. For example, businesses can use the technology when evaluating a new hire, while consumer-facing operations can use it to fulfill their Know Your Customer obligations. The government can also use it to verify the identities of its citizens.
BlockID itself received FIDO2 certification back in 2020, before clearing the NIST’s 800-63-3 standards for level 2 identity assurance in May of 2021. The solution also passed an iBeta evaluation earlier this year.
(Originally posted on Mobile ID World)