The New Mobile Driver Licenses — How to Use ISO 18013–5

What is an mDL?

So, let’s put a DL on a mobile phone. Simple, right?

No, this is not trustworthy. It takes seconds to snap any DL using a phone. How can we make sure mDL is trusted and under the control of the right user? Image: Coverager.com, Fair.com

Standardized Interactions

Attended Use Cases

In-Person (Disconnected Devices)

Steps in “Offline” ISO mDL exchange of Driver License data
Initiating an exchange of Driver’s License data could look similar to this. Image: Service New South Wales

In-Person (Connected Devices)

When the Reader is connected to the Internet, it can ask the Issuer directly for the data

Securing the Transaction

When the Devices are Disconnected

When the Devices are Connected

Future Methods of Interaction

Your new Mobile Drivers License can spawn new ways of interacting with Relying Parties, in-person or remote.

Unattended Use Cases

Trusted biometric attachments can verify the identity of the mDL Holder for unattended use cases
User Authentication proves the mDL is with the proper person to support connected, unattended operation

On the Internet

Over Distances

Use Cases for the ISO 18013–5 mDL

Use cases for the first versions of an ISO Mobile Driving License (gray text are out of scope in version 1)

Share Driving Privilege

Age Verification

Car Rentals, Car Sharing

For more information on ISO mDL 18013–5

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Trusting identity in our mobile web of a world is a solvable problem if we define and build the right framing. David is a long-time identity industry expert.

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Trusting identity in our mobile web of a world is a solvable problem if we define and build the right framing. David is a long-time identity industry expert.

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