IDEMIA’s Mobile ID platform continues to gain traction in the United States. Arizona has become the latest state to adopt the solution, with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) partnering with IDEMIA to provide residents with digital driver’s licenses and other state IDs.
Mobile ID allows people to store and access a digital version of an identity document in an app on their smartphone. They can then use the app to present that digital document as valid proof of identity in any situation where they would previously have needed to show a traditional physical ID. Unlike a physical driver’s license, the digital document gives users more control over their personal information, allowing them to demonstrate that they are above a certain age without needing to disclose sensitive details like their address.
The digital IDs can also be used for online identity verification when accessing various services through the AZMVDNow.gov website. Each person’s identity data is stored locally in the Mobile ID app on their own smartphone, and backed up in a centralized MVD system of record. The Motor Vehicle Division is a part of the broader Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
“IDEMIA is proud to work with Arizona to bring its residents a secure identification option that will conveniently connect them to the state’s services,” said IDEMIA Civil and Mobile ID SVP Matt Thompson. “This technology will change the way residents manage their identity, and Arizona is paving the way to the next generation of state-issued identity credentials.”
Arizona is the third state to provide residents with digital IDs through IDEMIA’s Mobile ID platform. Oklahoma introduced the technology back in 2019, and Delaware followed suit earlier this month. Iowa has since used IDEMIA’s tech to build a Mobile ID app that meets the latest ISO standards, while IDEMIA indicated that it will soon be rolling out digital IDs in other states.