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Utah Community Credit Union in Provo is working with the Utah Department of Public Safety and Utah Driver’s License Division to test a mobile ID system with 100 members.
The credit union views the digital ID as part of a broader digital strategy to boost automated contactless. financial transactions and customer interactions in all parts of its business
Like any project that requires participants to share sensitive data, the Utah system will be challenged to recruit more financial institutions to participate.

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Many U.S. states are implementing mobile driver’s licenses (mDL) as an option for their citizens. In states that have involved businesses that rely on ID, a “Mobile ID ecosystem” is becoming reality as governments that issue ID cards and commercial entities that require ID cards discover the advantages of mDLs. Once accepted everywhere, like tap payments, citizens may have the option to leave their wallet at home and not carry a physical ID card that is easily lost, stolen, or misused.

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The Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) will be the state’s first financial institution to officially accept mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) as a legal form of digital ID for all banking transactions. The technology behind the new mDL was developed by GET Group North America and The Utah Driver License Division (DLD) and has now been deployed on a larger scale, following a successful pilot run over the first half of 2021.

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Electronic credentials, such as a mobile driver’s license (mDL), have become widely accepted in recent years as a more secure form of identification. Globally interoperable protocols for the identification of the credential holder and authentication of their data have been lacking. However, a task force that includes UL’s Lead Principal Advisor for Identity Management and Security, Arjan Geluk, has developed a standard for mobile documents (mdocs).

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