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By Tom Phillips[2] • Updated[3]

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Drivers in the US state of Florida will soon be able to apply for a mobile driving licence that they can use to provide digital proof of their identity, licence status and age — just as they do with a conventional licence — and also to verify themselves when accessing a variety of online services.

The new Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles[4] licences will be the first to meet both ISO international and US domestic standards and will begin rolling out in 2021.

They can be read by scanning a QR code, and enable users to control what personal information is displayed so that only the details relevant to any given situation — such as proving their age in a bar — are provided to the person requesting their credentials.

The system uses credential service provider technology developed by Thales[5] and will allow users to “activate the mobile identification application, select the type of verification required, and upload it to their mobile device”.

“The mobile device never leaves the owner’s hand, making

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