Personal Information and ID Scanners

Here at TokenWorks, we are often asked about the issue of ID Scanners, privacy, and the personal information that is being read from driver licenses and ID cards.  Is the scanned data being used for purposes other than verifying a person’s age?  Is the data being...

North Carolina Alcohol Law

North Carolina Affirmative Defense Law North Carolina laws below provide an Affirmative Defense  if the retailer provides “… Shows that the purchaser produced a driver’s license, a special identification card issued under G.S. 20-37.7, a military...

Nebraska ID Scanner Law

Nebraska ID Scanner Law Nebraska ID Scanner Law does not appear to provide an affirmative defense but does allow ID Scanning for the purchase of alcohol, lottery tickets, and tobacco products and only allows storing the cardholder’s Age and identification...

ID Scanner Laws – Affirmative Defense and Privacy

ID Scanner Laws The use of an ID Scanner or Drivers License Age Verification Scanners is permitted and encouraged for merchants selling age sensitive products such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.    Many jurisdictions have ID Scanner Laws which provide an...

ID Scanners As Legal “Affirmative Defense”

Affirmative Defense As of August 2018, eleven states have Affirmative Defense ID Scanner laws on the books.  This means a merchant is able to avoid fines for serving a minor who uses an older siblings driver license or a high-quality fake ID if they use an ID Scanner...

New Jersey Drivers License Swipe Law

New Jersey passed the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (S-1913) on July 21, 2017.New Jersey’s law generally aligns with about a third of other states that have such laws, limiting the purposes and type of information a retailer may scan and retain from...

ID Scanner Privacy Laws in Canada

Canada has tougher privacy laws than the US and ID Scanners are legal if used in the following manner.   The Canadian federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act says “The identified purposes should be specified at or before the time of...

New Hampshire Privacy Law

  New Hampshire law seems to allow Pawnbrokers to use ID Scanners, but all others need authorization from the department of motor vehicles.   See section X below.   If anyone is aware of another regulation which grants authorization to those selling age sensitive...

Arizona Affirmative Defense ID Scanner

Arizona affrimative defense for serving liquor to a minor. Arizona legislation seems to provide an ID Scanner Affirmative Defense to merchants who mistakenly serve liquor to a minor by describing “..an electronic file or printed document produced by a device...

Utah ID Scanner Law

Utah Mandates and Regulates use of ID Scanners in Clubs In March of 2010, Utah was the first state to mandate the use of ID Scanners. Utah Club Liquor License Summary The DABC does not provide a list of approved scanners. ID scanners (electronic age verification...
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