Iowa state officials have launched a pilot project aimed at making digital driver’s licenses available for download sometime in 2022. Testing is underway on mDL compatible devices through December 2021.
Remote notarization platforms are exploring how to use mobile IDs to identify signers for remote online notarization (RON) in select states. Mobile ID technology experts assure Notaries that mobile IDs have multiple security features to confirm their authenticity.
Floridians will be able to download their digital driver’s license starting next month, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. It will be available through the Florida Smart-ID app, which will go live in mid-November on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver’s license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet. The digital driver’s license, or mobile ID, could be available as soon as November.
The Secure Technology Alliance is recognizing the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on the publication of the ISO/IEC 18013-5 International standard: Personal Identification – Mobile Driver’s License (mDL). The standard establishes essential, clear guidance and secure, interoperable interface specifications for the implementation and adoption of mDLs and mobile IDs.
Ontario’s digital identification program is scheduled to launch in late 2021. Residents will be able to have an electronic version of their trusted government ID, including driver’s licenses and health cards. The Canadian government highlights its safety and security benefits.
Apple is working with several states across the country, which will roll out the ability for their residents to seamlessly and securely add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch. States include Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah.
More and more states are rolling out digital driver’s licenses, and experts see that trend continuing as federal standards take shape and citizens embrace a new way of cryptographically verifying identity.