FB pixel

Illinois the latest US state to move on mobile driver’s licenses

Illinois the latest US state to move on mobile driver’s licenses
 

Illinois’ secretary of state, Alexi Giannoulias, is backing legislation to create mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs). It’s not an insignificant development. The Secretary of State’s office is powerful in the state.

Giannoulias has endorsed House Bill 4592. The legislation would allow people to display digital driver’s licenses and identification on a phone alongside their physical counterparts. If passed, digital documents with biometrics could be legal this time next year.

Physical copies would still be preferred. A police officer could accept a digital ID but people would have to show a physical document if asked for it.

Lawmakers are calling for digital documents that only show the information a person wants or needs to divulge.

The bill has been referred to the House’s Rules Committee.

If it passes, the Secretary of State’s office will be responsible for a bidding process to contract an mDL supplier.

Most U.S. states are deliberating on mobile driver’s licenses or have approved them.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News

 

Mitek: quarterlies, annuals, SEC actions

April 4, 2024 – Mitek is getting back on track with its financial reporting, which may be more reflective of the…

 

Jamaica parliament soon to receive draft digital ID regulation for scrutiny

Plans are being finalized to send the draft regulation on Jamaica’s digital ID program to the country’s parliament for examination…

 

US launches PKI system to make mobile driver’s licenses interoperable, easy to use

The Digital Trust Service being set up by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) to ease the use…

 

Worldcoin reaches 10 million users, could face $1m fine in Argentina

It is the best of times and the worst of times for Worldcoin. The iris biometrics, digital ID and cryptocurrency…

 

Concerns over national ID card requirements for upcoming polls in Malawi, South Sudan

Malawi and South Sudan are set to hold general elections soon and national ID cards could prove to be a…

 

Under-display facial recognition possible with quantum-inspired computational chemistry

Under-display cameras and facial recognition are in high demand as consumers yearn for smartphones with a bezel-free display. Through quantum-inspired…

Comments

Leave a Reply

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

Most Read From This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events