IDEMIA’s Mobile ID technology is continuing to gain traction in the United States. The company has now built a Mobile ID app for the state of Iowa that meets the latest ISO/IEC DIS 18013-5 standards for mobile driver’s licenses.
That claim is based on the results of an independent UL evaluation, in which the company performed a mobile driver’s license (mDL) assessment of conformity to determine whether or not IDEMIA’s applications were up to code. Iowa’s Mobile ID (mID) applications passed that assessment, indicating that the apps fulfill the most recent data security requirements and are interoperable with other mobile identity programs.
“Conformance with these standards is foundational to making the entire digital identity ecosystem work,” said IDEMIA Civil Identity SVP Matt Thompson. “We remain invested in advancing them in the market, as well as the proliferation of compliant mDLs.”
“UL’s conformity assessment of mobile ID solutions helps advance this innovative technology and empower consumer’s and relying parties’ trust in mobile identification,” added UL VP and Identity Management and Security GM Isabelle Noblanc.
Based on the results of the test, Iowa’s Mobile IDs have the same level of integrity and are just as reliable as a biometric passport as a valid proof of identity. UL examined the apps’ source code to gauge its cybersecurity posture, while the test itself was carried out with personalized with test data from an Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) provisioning system.
IDEMIA built the iOS and Android Iowa mID apps for that same Department of Transportation. The DOT is hoping that the mobile apps will streamline identity verification procedures in a range of physical and digital environments. For example, Iowa residents could use their mobile IDs when filing their taxes, or when collecting unemployment benefits.
Iowa is not the first state to adopt IDEMIA’s Mobile ID technology. The company has previously provided mobile driver’s licenses for Oklahoma, and then brought the app to Delaware earlier this month. IDEMIA has also targeted the travel industry with a new Digital Travel Credential.