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Scanned drivers licenses is it legal?

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Is it true that we can scan drivers licenses when we open accounts online but then they have to be destroyed?

If you open accounts online, you must comply with this rule:

Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act


(Sec. 213) A financial institution is authorized to record personal information from a scan, copy, or image of an individual's driver's license or personal identification card and store the information electronically when an individual initiates an online request to open an account or obtain a financial product. The financial institution may use the information for the purpose of verifying the authenticity of the driver's license or identification card, verifying the identity of the individual, or complying with legal requirements. The financial institution must delete any copy or image of an individual's driver's license or personal identification card after use.


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