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Digital Driving Licences to be Rolled Out in China by 2022

– Independent Press

  • News
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 27 August 2021

The digital licenses will be made available in China on a national basis from next year

Currently, the ability to access a users’ driver’s license digitally is only available as a trial in three locations across China. So far, 95 million people have applied to use the technology.

“Digital licenses will have the same legal weight as physical licenses, the spokesperson specified.”

Elsewhere, the state of New York is researching how to expand its vaccine passport app to accommodate driver’s licenses, while Google is also in the process of creating a similar system. The company has recently released standards around privacy and security for developers handling identity documents.

IBM has also been researching digital driver’s licenses and expressed enthusiasm for how they might rely on blockchain technology

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