Background checks don’t always take care of confirming an individual is who they say they are, so it’s important to build safeguards into the process. Identity theft and fraud are real situations that companies should consider. In-person verification and document verification both are common identification verification methods that often are combined with face recognition/matching. Developments are happening every day in the identity space. In the last few years, alone, progress has been made in terms of next-generation technology (biometrics) and the adoption of new verification technology. Portable identity is just around the corner.