“The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile ID has been developed by IDEMIA in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise Services, and Innovate Oklahoma.”
Oklahoma has become the first state to officially launch a mobile driver’s license system based on technology from IDEMIA.
The aptly named Oklahoma Mobile ID has been developed by IDEMIA in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the Oklahoma Office of Management & Enterprise Services, and Innovate Oklahoma. It is designed to essentially create a virtual version of an end user’s physical driver’s license on their smartphone, which can then be used as official, ISO 18013-5 compliant ID.
The system has been designed to interface with the state’s Department of Public Safety database, allowing businesses and other organizations to quickly and reliably verify the identities of end users electronically.
The move comes after extensive development efforts on the part of IDEMIA. At last year’s Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas, executives from the company said they were working with 38 state governments on implementing mobile ID, with VP Jenny Openshaw explaining that driver’s licenses are “the de facto national ID” in the US.
The platform’s launch in Oklahoma is not only a major development for IDEMIA, but also for the state government in its efforts to better serve citizens through digital programs and services. “Oklahoma Mobile ID offers individuals more control of their personal information and offers businesses and organization that transact with IDs additional measures to reduce fraud,” explained Oklahoma Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration David Ostrowe in a statement. “Oklahoma Mobile ID is a major step in the State’s initiative to swiftly bring technology innovation to its citizens in a way that has real-world, immediate benefits.”
Oklahoma Mobile ID is available for both Android and iOS.