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Kosovo plans nationwide rollout of mobile driver’s license solution from Veridos

The Republic of Kosovo is planning to role out mobile driver’s licenses nationwide on an app leveraging Veridos’ VeriGO DriveID platform, the company has announced.

The app can be used to display information stored on the user’s smartphone, and the license information is shared with a law enforcement officer by generating a QR code, which the officer scans, in a process which takes about three seconds. Veridos says the solution can be expanded with the integration of different identity systems, such as healthcare IDs, to be used as a digital ID wallet.

“Mobile driver’s licenses offer our citizens a new level of convenience and data security. It is also the first mobile driver’s license in the world to be implemented throughout an entire country – not as a pilot program but a complete, countrywide roll-out,” explains Flamur Sefaj, the Kosovan Minister of Internal Affairs. “We have already worked with Veridos to successfully implement several projects, for example, the introduction of ePassports, which were the first European ID documents in the world to support the new Supplemental Access Control protocol. Our mobile driver’s license also recognizes the international standard for driver’s licenses, ISO/IEC 18013, therefore guaranteeing maximum security and universal compatibility with all future ID solutions.”

Kosovo renewed its ePassport deal with Veridos for five years in 2016.

The mobile driver’s license solution makes verifying the driver’s license easy and secure, and makes it practically impossible to counterfeit a license, according to the company. Citizens will also be able to confirm each other’s identity with a peer-to-peer function.

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