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Latest Coalition for a Secure Driver's License Stories

2013-11-01 16:22:58

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, hundreds of thousands of counterfeit driver's licenses are presented for identification to businesses across the United States. Many times, these fake IDs are used to deceive banks and retail stores for financial fraud and scams, while other imposters use them to board airplanes and access secure areas. The huge scale of counterfeit ID sales presents a direct threat to public safety and our nation's homeland security. A new...

2013-10-30 20:23:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL), a national non-profit crime prevention educational public charity based in Washington, DC, today released a new whitepaper recommending changes to improve security in the passport issuance process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO) The report explains how the U.S. Passport application process is subject to fraud, examples of the crimes associated with...

2013-10-24 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) issued its top four ways to help 'STOP' child identity theft. Theft of a child's identity is a growing problem in the United States. According to a 2011 Carnegie Mellon CyLab study, a child has a 51 times higher attack rate on his or her Social Security Number than an adult. The study also found that more than ten percent of all child identities analyzed in the study exhibited...

2013-04-11 12:26:55

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL), a national non-profit crime prevention educational public charity based in Washington, D.C., presented its Document Security Excellence award to the Kansas Department of Revenue. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO ) Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attended the ceremony, held yesterday, along with Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan and Director of Vehicles Donna...

2013-03-06 16:21:34

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Massachusetts State Senate delivered a letter to Governor Deval Patrick urging Massachusetts's compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. This came after the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) filed a Public Records Request with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the state's low level of compliance with the federal regulations. (Logo:...

2013-02-28 08:39:19

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified 19 states as compliant with the REAL ID Act's rules. Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Vermont are the latest states to join Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as meeting the Act's requirements. REAL ID compliant Driver's licenses and identification cards are part of a...

2013-01-30 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 28(th), 2013, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License and the Heritage Foundation co-hosted a panel, entitled, "REAL ID Realities: Perspectives on the Future of the REAL ID Program." Panelists included Jennifer Cohan, the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, Lori Rectanus, Workforce and Income Security Assistant Director of the Government Accountability Office, and Andrew Meehan, Policy Director of the...

2012-10-24 19:20:56

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) released a report today that explains which voter photo ID laws are effective in countering imposter fraud in elections. Nearly two-thirds of states have adopted some form of a voter ID law with varying degrees of strictness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO) "Thirty-two states have enacted voter ID laws and more are expected to follow. A majority of...

2012-09-24 10:24:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 21, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, Driver's License Security - Federal Leadership Needed to Address Remaining Vulnerabilities (the report can be found here, http://gao.gov/products/GAO-12-893). GAO demonstrated that counterfeit documents can still be used to easily obtain valid driver's licenses and state issued identification cards under fictitious identities, and recommended that the...

2012-08-10 10:20:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 6, 2012, Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to Zhang Yesui, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in the United States, regarding recent reports detailing how individuals can obtain high quality counterfeit driver's licenses from websites operated by companies based in China. The letter specifically named the website, ID Chief. Today, operators of the...