WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) presented the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles with an award for Document Security Excellence. The award recognizes innovative card upgrades to the security features and physical attributes to reduce counterfeiting, criminal alteration, and to improve the reliability of card authentication by government and business. One hundred forty five BMV employees received certificates of achievement recognizing their individual contributions to improvements which protect identities and personal information, and which prevent identity theft and fraud.
The Ohio BMV has established a secure driver licensing process which mitigates the risk that criminals will fraudulently obtain a driver's license or state issued identification card under an assumed or fictitious identity. Among the BMV's robust protections, this year's improvements include strengthened processes for identity authentication and improved methodology to detect imposters and those attempting identity fraud.
CSDL President, Brian Zimmer, said, "The security of Ohioans is enhanced by the significant, multi-faceted improvements made to physical card construction and personalization via laser engraving, as well as card issuance refinements implemented by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles this year. Public Safety depends on confirming the identity of driver's license applicants, and Ohio BMV is among the best in the country at that vital task."
About the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License:
The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License is a component of Keeping IDentities Safe, a 501 (c) (3) non-partisan, not for profit, crime prevention educational public charity. The CSDL slogan, "Working to protect the identity of every American" embodies our commitment to higher standards for both government and private entities that issue identity credentials. CSDL is a member of the Document Security Alliance and of the American National Standards Institute.
SOURCE Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License