The governments around the world strongly consider using SmartCard technology to comply with the requirements of highly secure, privacy-sensitive, and reliable, advantages that have been proven in numerous existing ID programs like Driver License SmartCard worldwide. The importance of protecting any country from terrorist acts, SmartCards represent the most realistic, proven and reliable technology for verifying the identity of individuals while also protecting their vital personal information, all of the advantages intelligent card technology would bring to the states issuing driver’s licenses to comply with the real id act.
These include the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card for federal employees and contractors, the U.S. ePassport and the Department of Homeland Security’s Registered Traveler and Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) programs.
These include verification of supporting documentation for ID issuance, use of standard, machine-readable technology in the IDs, and use of physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting or duplication for fraudulent purposes.
To meet these goals, SmartCards have several advantages over other ID and authentication technologies, such as magnetic stripe, printed bar code, optical, or radio frequency identification, etc.
To authenticate the cardholder to the identity document, SmartCard technology provides support for both personal identification numbers and biometrics, as well as other features for visual identity verification.
Strong ID credential security. Sensitive data can be encrypted both on the smart card and during communications with the external reader. Digital signatures can be used to ensure data integrity and to authenticate the card and the credentials it contains, with multiple signatures required if different authorities create the data.
Strong ID card security. When used with other technologies such as public-key cryptography and biometrics, smart cards are almost impossible to duplicate or forge. Data stored in the chip can’t be modified without proper authorization (a password, biometric authentication, or cryptographic access key).
Strong support for privacy. The card’s unique ability to verify the authority of the information requestor and its secure card and data security make it an excellent guardian of the cardholder’s personal information. Information embedded in the chip can be protected so that it cannot be surreptitiously scanned, skimmed, or obtained without the knowledge of the user.
Another significant advantage is that SmartCards can be used for offline identity verification, when no access to a system or remote database is possible, by using the computer built into the card itself. This is an essential capability the security of using driver’s licenses as Real IDs since there are so many situations where law enforcement officials must verify identity and authenticate a card. The flexibility built into SmartCards creates additional application possibilities, including their ability to secure Internet-based services. This means that Real IDs could be used for identity verification, e-authentication, and digital signatures in a variety of government applications, improving the efficiency of government agencies while better protecting privacy.
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