Penn State to roll out contactless mobile student IDs

Penn State contactless mobile student ID

Students at Penn State University in the US will soon be able to gain access to halls of residence and other campus facilities and to make contactless on-campus purchases using a digital student identity card stored on their Apple or Android NFC smartphone or smartwatch... More



Greece reports on uptake of digital ID cards and driving licences

Greece digital ID card and driving licence on smartphone

More than 710,000 Greek citizens have used the Greek government’s Gov.gr Wallet app to create and store a digital version of their national identity card on their smartphone and more than 563,000 have used it to generate a digital version of their driving licence since the service went live last month... More


Morocco launches national digital identity platform 

Morocco Digital Development Agency logo

Citizens of Morocco can now scan information from their contactless National Electronic Identity Card (CNIE) to create a digital identity using a national digital identity platform launched by the country’s Digital Development Agency and General Directorate of National Security (DGNS)... More



China to roll out digital ID cards nationwide

China Premier Li Keqiang revealing digital ID card plans

China is to roll out a digital version of its national identity card that residents can store and access on their smartphone across the whole country “this year”, the Chinese premier Li Keqiang has told a press briefing... More



South Korea pilots mobile driving licences

Men holding smartphones showing South Korea's mobile driving licences

South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety and the Korean National Police Agency have begun trialling a mobile driving licence prior to a national rollout and as a first step towards the introduction of other state-issued digital ID documents... More











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Florida to introduce mobile driving licences

Thales digtal Id and driving licence on a smartphone

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... More


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Apple files digital identity credentials patent

Apple digital id credentials patent diagram

Apple has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a digital identity credential system that would enable users to securely store and present documents such as their passport or driving licence digitally on their electronic and mobile devices... More