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Mobile Driver's License Would Replace the Physical Card With a Digital Identity

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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 1 May 2020

In the US, 11 states are planning on rolling out mobile driver’s licenses, which could display information on a phone or send it electronically

It is hoped that a digital license would give users more control over what information they share, as they would only need to show what is necessary for each interaction.

“The app could include display options to show:

Age only

Age and photo only

Address only.”

The infrastructure built for digital licenses could also be used for other kinds of licenses, and digital voting. But first the problem of each state building a separate set of credentials must be solved, as Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, an industry group that specializes in secure solutions for identity verification, explains:

It's one thing for Oklahoma to issue a mobile driver's license and then give local hospitals and retailers a set of specifications for reading it," he said. "The challenge comes in when you multiply that by 50 states

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