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Digital Drivers's License US Pilot

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NISTGemalto​ has received a two-year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to pilot the development of a smartphone-based credential.​

The interoperable pilot will run over the course of two years in four U.S. jurisdictions, and explore four main use cases, namely enrollment, updates to the document once it's in the field, attribute sharing and law enforcement.

New Maryland driver’s license  

Gemalto is partnering with Colorad​​o, Idaho, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

The Digital Driver’s Licenses (DDL) pilot will involve stakeholders like law enforcement, TSA, banks and retailers.


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  • What is a digital driver's license?

    The digital driver’s license enables new security features, coupled with advanced in-field verification. It also allows for enhanced privacy for citizens through better control of personal information. 

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  • Posted on Jun 14, 2017

    The FAQs of a DDL – Chapter 4: Fraud, Counterfeits & Stolen Data

    What are the security implications of carrying an ID on your phone instead of on a plastic card in your wallet?

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  • Posted on Apr 05, 2017

    The FAQs of a DDL – Chapter Three: When Technology has a No Good, Very Bad Day

    What happens when you bring something as important as your form of identity into the grown-up version of a calamity-filled day? Read to learn how a digital driver's license adds convenience and security to even the worst of days!

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  • Posted on Mar 01, 2017

    The FAQs of a DDL – Chapter Two: Keeping the Thought Police at Bay

    Quite often when we discuss the implications of a digital driver’s license (DDL), it evokes privacy concerns. But lucky for you, I will answer some fundamental questions about the DDL's privacy right here, right now.

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