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GET Group’s digital ID and mobile driver’s license app passes UL assessment

Mobile ID and mDL app meets ISO 18013-5 global interoperability standards
GET Group’s digital ID and mobile driver’s license app passes UL assessment

GET Group announced that its mobile ID (mID) and mobile driver’s license (mDL) application for Android and iOS has successfully passed a conformity assessment against ISO 18013-5. The assessment, conducted by the Identity Management & Security division of security science leader UL, was used to evaluate the digital ID’s compliance with global interoperability standards in accordance with security, privacy, and technical requirements.

GET Mobile ID, developed in partnership with Scytáles AB, is an ISO 18013-5-compliant application that allows smartphones to store an official driver’s license, ID Card, or national ID with support for face biometrics to provide worldwide contactless identity verification.

According to GET Group, the interoperability conformity will expand the use of mobile IDs and standardize their acceptance across jurisdictions. While mDLs are projected to become available next year to the first U.S. customers in Florida, other states are also likely to follow and introduce mDLs pending the outcome of ongoing trials. Meanwhile, mDL implementations are being explored by various other countries. Therefore, interoperability standards compliance will be paramount to the universal use of mobile IDs beyond an ID’s original issuing jurisdiction.

An open mDL/mID ecosystem that conforms with the global interoperability standards promises a level of trust equal to a traditional biometric passport, according to the announcement. Additionally, GET Group promises that thanks to the mDL/mID app, those that rely on conventional DL/ID cards can now access higher quality services.

“An ISO 18013-5 compliant mobile ID (mDL/mID) provides a novel tool to digitally verify the authenticity of a citizen’s claim on identity by verifying cryptographically protected ID data,” said Geoff Slagle Scytáles AB president and chief business development officer. “Together with GET Group, our mobile ID offering has successfully passed extensive testing for standard conformance conducted by UL, the premier internationally known independent testing lab.”

Alex Kambanis, president and managing director, GET Group North America noted “Mobile ID offers the promise of convenient, more secure and contactless identity transactions.  The successful conformity tests mean that we have reached a major milestone — proof of an assurance level, interoperability, usability, and trust that is ready now for issuing authorities such as DMVs and for relying parties”.

Supporting all interaction modes of the standard is vital to widespread implementation at point-of-sales for age-based purchases and contactless ID checks at airports. UL’s conformity assessment tested the functional performance of all of the interaction modes maintained by the ISO standard and all of the requirements of ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5.

“UL is proud to provide mDL assurance services, contributing to a trustable and interoperable global mDL ecosystem. We congratulate GET Group and Scytales on the successful completion of the Conformity Assessment of their iOS and Android mDL applications,” said Isabelle Noblanc, VP and GM, Identity Management & Security, UL.

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