At TransUnion, we’ve been enabling businesses and consumers to transact with confidence through a range of next-generation products and solutions, like TruValidate, for years. That’s why we are proud to support the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2021, introduced by Representatives Bill Foster (D-IL), John Katko (R-NY), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Barry Loudermilk (R-GA).
This legislation is an important step toward protecting more Americans against identity theft and fraud in an increasingly online world. This bipartisan legislation takes a three-pronged approach to modernizing the country’s lagging digital identity infrastructure by:
- Creating a task force to develop secure methods for government agencies to validate identity attributes to protect the privacy and security of individuals;
- Directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a framework to guide government agencies when providing digital identity verification services; and,
- Establishing a grant program within the Department of Homeland Security to allow states to upgrade the systems they use to issue drivers’ licenses and other types of identity credentials.
We believe it’s critical that consumers’ digital identities are protected as more transactions move to a virtual environment. The Improving Digital Identity Act is an important development in improving consumer digital safety and we encourage Congress to quickly advance this legislation.