The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License (CSDL) presented the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with an award for Identity Protection. Over twenty employees received certificates of achievement recognizing their significant achievement and contribution in protecting customer’s identity and personal information, and preventing identity fraud.
The West Virginia DMV has established a secure driver’s 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 DMV’s many efforts to provide robust protections against identity theft and fraud include issuing tamper proof licenses with both overt and covert security features, taking administrative action when an imposter is detected, and conducting background investigations on DMV employees who have access to sensitive personal information.
CSDL President, Brian Zimmer, said, “In 2008, a bipartisan legislature came together with the Governor to enact common sense security improvements. The West Virginia DMV leadership then executed a plan that included effective staff training in advance of process changes. The West Virginia DMV engaged in a proactive campaign that kept the public informed, thereby gaining public support. West Virginia is a clear leader in identity management and fraud prevention.”
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, supported by donor contributions from across the United States.
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, especially state agencies that issue driver’s licenses and ID cards. CSDL undertakes research projects addressing best practices for DMVs, compliance with federal laws and regulations, identity fraud prevention and related identity management topics. CSDL provides research results and educational programs to the public and to state and federal officials. CSDL is a member of the Document Security Alliance and of the American National Standards Institute.