Identity management is a security process that deals with identifying individuals through multiple levels of verification in order to establish their bona fides and control who gets access to sensitive information in a business, government agency or other system. Identity management systems are used to protect intellectual property and personal privacy, and help prevent identity theft.
This is important to Notaries because they increasingly are being asked to play key roles in identity management systems. One example of that is the NNA's "Trusted Enrollment Agent" (TEA) Program. TEAs are specially trained and certified Notaries who work as independent contractors conducting in-person ID-proofing sessions for electronic identity credential applicants. TEAs are also used to verify the identities of Notaries applying for an ENS® (Electronic Notary Signature).