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The Alabama Department of Revenue Deploys First State-Wide Identity Protection Program to Fight State Income Tax Refund Theft – Press Release

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BILLERICA, Mass. & MONTGOMERY, Ala.–(Business Wire)–After a successful 2017 pilot program, IDEMIA and the Alabama Department
of Revenue have announced the full-scale deployment of the electronic ID
app (Alabama eID) to protect residents against state income tax refund
theft.

The Alabama eID app is available for download in Apple’s App Store and
in the Google Play store for Android users. Users complete a short
registration process in which their identities are verified by scanning
their physical driver’s license or state-issued ID and taking a selfie
with their smartphone. This information is compared against the data and
photo on record in the driver’s license database to verify the person
registering for the app is who they claim to be.

“As the global leader in identity security, IDEMIA is pleased to provide
the Alabama Department of Revenue the Alabama eID app for its taxpayers.
The app brings the highest level of security with a simple user
interface to create the leading edge technology in protecting state
income tax refunds,” said Ed Casey, Chief Executive Officer, IDEMIA
Identity & Security North America. “The technology’s unique ability is
its secure link to the identity verification process residents underwent
to receive their Alabama driver’s license or state ID. This
authenticated connection between digital identity and physical identity
is what ensures only you can claim your state income tax refund.”

“We’re proud Alabama is leading the nation in securing taxpayer
identities against state income tax fraud,” said Vernon Barnett,
Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue. “Not only will we
protect taxpayers against criminals, taxpayers who use the Alabama eID
app will also receive priority processing of their refund.”

For more information on the Alabama eID app and a list of supported
devices, go to https://www.AlabamaeID.com.

To download the app for an iPhone go to http://bit.ly/Alabama-eID-iTunes
and for Android phones go to http://bit.ly/Alabama-eID-GooglePlay.

About IDEMIA

OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA™, the global leader in Augmented Identity™ for
an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and
consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that
are now possible in a connected environment.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live
in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we
think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or
for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure,
authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from
Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.

OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have
joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and
14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180
countries.

  • For more information, visit www.idemia.com
    / Follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter

For the Alabama Department of Revenue
Frank Miles, 334-242-1380
[email protected]
or
For
IDEMIA
Trish McCall, 310-824-9000
[email protected]



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