State of Georgia sees limited use of ID verification system
Jun 15, 2011 Brian Bradley
After creating a thorough ID verification system, the state of Georgia has found that the new enhanced security program is not being as widely adopted as it first hoped.The Rome News-Tribune reports that the state's LicenseMatch program, which allows businesses of all sorts to make sure that customers' drivers licenses are authentic, has not become widely adopted. Businesses, including banks, restaurants and others are able to pay a $100 setup fee and pay 50 cents per background screening. However, according to Ivan Sumper, director of sales with the Georgia Technology Authority, just 35 businesses used the service last month "We certainly have been trying to advertise ourselves to some of the larger organizations, but the bigger users now are the local banks and the local credit unions," Sumper said in an interview with the news source. Other states have been making news when it comes to ID verification. Officials in New Jersey recently introduced a new Enhanced Digital Driver License with more than 25 components to keep IDs secure.