FB pixel

GET Group launches app for contactless digital ID and mDL authentication

GET Group launches app for contactless digital ID and mDL authentication

GET Group North America has launched an app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store that enables businesses to automate the authentication of mobile ID and mobile driver’s license information.

In a press release, GET Group says GET Mobile Verify allows businesses and government organizations to read digital IDs and driver’s licenses issued anywhere around the world as a legal form of age and identity verification. Merchants scan or tap an mDL or ID to receive information, and GET Mobile Verify provides cryptographic proof that the ID information is authentic. The app allows contactless and multi-factor authentication to approve purchases without needing to see the ID itself for visual inspection, and can store biometric data such as fingerprint templates.

GET Group lists the benefits of the iOS and Android app, such as enhanced data protection and privacy for customers because exchanged data is minimized; lessened spread of disease as no physical ID has to be handed over; and users can become early adopters as more states plan launches for mobile IDs and mDLs.

GET Mobile Verify will allow business owners to reduce their fraud risk and increase their confidence in the validity of a patron’s identity,” says Alex Kambanis, managing director of GET Group North America. “It’s an incredibly trustworthy method of identity verification that can be used in a multitude of ways. From check-out at the liquor store to personalizing a diner’s experience at a restaurant with mobile check-in before they are even seated, retailers can offer a healthier and more efficient experience for both their customers and their staff.”

The app is a continuation of the efforts the company has made since 2019 to create an mDL platform. GET Group North America partnered with digital ID specialist Scytáles AB for a demonstration and hired mobile ID expert David Kelts to lead the effort to gain compliance for the ISO standard for mDLs. GET Mobile Verify is ISO 18013-5 compliant, the company says, and American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators guidelines.

The Waltham, Massachusetts-based identity and biometrics company says it will offer free trials for GET Mobile Verify to verifying parties for a limited time, simultaneous with their mDL pilot in the U.S. state Utah. In 2021, Utah accepted 10,000 citizens to participate in the pilot program, and the Utah Community Credit Union accepted mDLs issued by GET Group as a legal form of ID.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa unveiled as host of 2025 ID4Africa AGM

It’s not only the case with sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, or the Olympic Games. The host of…


Ryanair accused of GDPR violations with biometric passenger verification

Travel policy advocacy group eu travel tech has lodged a formal complaint with the French and Belgian Data Protection Authorities…


Police in US cities that ban facial recognition asking others to do it for them

A major report in the Washington Post has found that law enforcement officers in U.S. several cities where facial recognition…


European Union Digital Identity Regulation takes effect

The European Union Digital Identity (EUDI) Regulation entered into force on Monday meaning that Member States will be required to…


Real-world insight into building impactful digital ID programs at ID4Africa Day 2

Executives of digital ID and biometrics companies took the front seat on Day 2 of the ID4Africa annual general meeting…


Koodoo, Verto among businesses using Resistant AI’s document forensics

Resistant AI, a Prague-headquartered firm that offers AI-powered KYC monitoring and identity forensics, has scored a couple of new contracts…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events