Secure Technology Alliances Announces Website and New Educational Resources to Advance Adoption of Mobile Driver’s Licenses
PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., May 12, 2020 – Today the Secure Technology Alliance took another step forward in its efforts to raise awareness and accelerate adoption of mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) in the U.S. with the launch of an online educational hub, mDLConnection.com. This website will help to inform the U.S. market on the technology, its applications and its current implementation status across states, and is the latest educational deliverable of the Alliance’s mobile driver’s license initiative to date.
“Identity is changing – the most common form of state-issued ID is coming to our mobile phones, which creates opportunities for everyone to use these digital identities in a new way. Having a singular, trusted source for information on mDLs and how they work is essential during this transition towards a new identity ecosystem,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “The Alliance is building a cross-industry group of experts and potential end users to help advance the standards and security principles necessary to fulfill the potential of mDLs. On mDLConnection.com we’ve created a central hub for the resources and materials necessary for relying parties to understand what this technology is, where it can be used and what the considerations are for them, specifically.”
This initiative and the new website have been supported by leaders in the industry including motor vehicle agencies, driver’s license technology providers, mobile technology providers, security providers, testing organizations, and relying parties including retailers, financial institutions and government security agencies. The content portal:
- Provides easy access to resources on mDL technology, its applications, implementation and more from trusted sources, including the Secure Technology Alliance, its members, government bodies and other associations
- Highlights Alliance webinars, events and activities related to mDLs and mDL applications
- Features relevant news and announcements on the development and spread of mobile driver’s license technology in the U.S
- Displays a U.S. state-by-state mDL implementation tracker map that shows the status of pilots and implementations across all states
The Alliance has been very active in the mDL space this year. A major output of this initiative has been a white paper, “The Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) and Ecosystem,” which provides information on U.S. implementations of mDLs that comply with the ISO/IEC standard 18013-5 and its complementary executive summary. Another notable development is the mDL FAQ, which is hosted on mDLConnection.com and helps to answer essential questions about mDLs. Along with creating these resources, the Alliance has prioritized mDLs as a topic at recent industry events to accelerate awareness of the technology.
The Secure Technology Alliance Identity Council is also hosting a four-part webinar series that discusses mDLs and the impact they will have on identity verification. A recording of the first webinar from April 30, 2020 is available on the Secure Technology Alliance website at https://www.securetechalliance.org/the-mobile-drivers-license-and-ecosystem-webinar-series/introduction-to-the-mdl/.
The next webinar in the series, “mDL Use Cases on Day One and Beyond,” covers initial and future capabilities of mDLs that comply with ISO 18013-5 and will be held on May 28, 2020 at 1pm EST/10am PST. Registration for this series is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4477725226811143695.
Participation in the Secure Technology Alliance mDL initiative is open to Alliance members and select guest participants. If you are interested in understanding how to participate in this mDL initiative, contact Cathy Medich ([email protected]) for additional information.
About the Secure Technology Alliance
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.
The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.
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