mDL Uses in Travel and Entertainment

Travel and Entertainment

At the Airport

In the U.S., airport travelers must present an acceptable form of identification to proceed through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. Driver’s licenses are the most common form of accepted identification. An mDL can be easily accessed by a traveler as they navigate through airport security.

Examples of Data Shared

Full name

Date of birth

Gender

Expiration date

Facial image

At the Hotel

It is common to need to confirm identity and provide contact information when checking into a hotel. Photocopying identity documents presented at check-in, then leaving the copies in unsecured piles, has unfortunately become commonplace. A mobile identity can improve the traveler’s privacy and the security of personal information. With use of an mDL, the data exchange can be minimized to exclude non-essential tracking information.

Examples of Data Shared

Full name

Date of birth

Facial image

Address

At a Bar, Club or Casino

Many people don’t want to bring a wallet or purse to a club but wouldn’t go out without their phone. This is one of the most challenging scenarios for authentication, however, because lack of sufficient light, long lines and a tendency for some to deceive the bouncer in order to get inside. Security and accuracy requirements must be met to gain entry, and the actual identity requirements are low since the user simply needs to prove age. A variant of this use case is entering a casino, where additional legal requirements may require consumers to provide their names or where consumers may volunteer their names to be checked against no-gamble lists.

Examples of Data Shared

Full name (for casino)

Date of birth

Facial image