Many states have enacted laws surrounding scanning ID’s that are often inconsistent across the country, and many have proposed, and continue to propose, legislation intended to change their existing laws or introduce new laws surrounding this issue. For instance, some states have restrictions on scanning ID’s for any purpose, while some states expressly allow scanning for specific purposes. In addition, some states have restrictions on the length of time for which data from a scanned ID can be stored. The ID scanning laws across the 50 states are not necessarily uniform. Our report is intended to make these key laws easier to understand, and our updates on pending legislation are designed to assist you with your efforts in maintaining compliance with these key laws.
States have different laws and different views on what is lawful when it comes to scanning ID’s. We strive to alert you to pending legislation in all states and to keep you up-to-date on important legislative changes as they occur.
IDScanningLaws.com LLC™ is designed to be an all inclusive resource for finding key state laws on scanning driver’s licenses and other government issued ID’s. Our guidance report includes references to key state laws for scanning driver’s licenses and government issued ID’s, and provides a general analysis of how these state laws might affect businesses.
IDScanningLaws.com LLC™ is designed to save your legal team time and money. Time and money savings would come from reducing the significant hours and resources it may take for a legal team to initially and then regularly research these laws. In addition to assisting you with finding and keeping current on this information, we provide our legal counsel’s general analysis that is intended to give you a starting point on evaluating how those laws might affect your business model and how you may effectively use identification capture through scanning technology.
Our years of experience have been built into this guidance report with your business in mind. We understand through our experience how expensive, time-consuming and complex the process can be to find these laws, then translate them into an understandable form for use by retailers, grocery chains and other commercial businesses.
We have engaged law firms around the country to compile and help us understand the respective state laws. In addition, we have a process in place to provide periodic research on pending and enacted state laws for each state.
States often have different laws reflecting their view on personal ID protection, with some being very strict as to when you can scan, for what purpose you can scan, and what you are allowed to do with the data you receive from scanning an ID. Retention and later access of the data can also be a sensitive issue under these laws. IDScanningLaws.com™ is a resource of information designed to help your company in maintaining compliance with these laws.
Who may benefit from our guidance report?
- Retailers who scan ID’s at the point of sale when completing credit and loyalty enrollment forms digitally, when validating an ID in conjunction with check acceptance or when accepting refunds, gift registration, access control, or age verification.
- Grocery stores that scan ID’s at the cashier lanes when validating an ID in conjunction with check acceptance or when accepting refunds, membership enrollment, credit card enrollment, and age verification.
- Rental car companies that scan ID’s to enhance the check-in and/or registration process.
- Hotels that scan ID’s to enhance the check-in process.
- Businesses that scan ID’s when validating an individual’s identity at access control points. Any commercial business that is currently scanning ID’s, or is in the due diligence process of looking into the implementation of scanning ID’s, and wants a good understanding of the requirements associated with the implementation of this technology.