Mobile Driver’s Licenses Offer COVID-Safe Contactless ID Option for Pharmacies

David Kelts, Director of Product Development, Mobile Identity, GET Group North America

In October 2020, the New South Wales (NSW) Road Transport Amendment (Digital Licensing) Bill gave digital licenses the same legal standing as physical ID cards. This allows, among other use cases, pharmacists in New South Wales to accept a patient’s mobile driver’s license (mDL) instead of a physical ID when purchasing restricted OTC medications such as pseudoephedrine[i]. With Florida poised to become the first U.S. state to widely offer trustworthy ISO-compliant mobile driver's licenses to its residents[ii] in 2021, pharmacies in America are likely to soon follow suit.

Driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of contactless ID is catching fire. Authenticating a person’s ID without the need for a physical credential (or their mobile device) to change hands increases safety for both the pharmacist and their customer. Additionally, a mobile driver’s license gives control over one’s identity data that’s not possible with physical cards. While traditional physical identity documents provide verifiers access to all the citizen’s personal information, mobile ID utilizes data minimization which allows the mDL holder to only share the data required to complete a specific transaction. For example, pharmacies only receive user’s “contact information” (birthday, address, name, photo, and validity of the identification document). This is different from a liquor store, which would only require a user’s “over 21” status, photo, first name, and validity of the ID.

Mobile driver’s licenses provide a contactless “Tap & Go” ID transaction comparable to making a payment with the tap of smartphone. Similar to a credit card on a phone, for an mDL to be secure and effective you cannot simply show a photo, rendering, or mock-up of a license. Visual authentication is too easy to fake. Instead, ISO 18013-5-compliant mDLs are a trustworthy, official, government-issued driver’s license/ID on a mobile phone. The government issuer e-signs the data and puts it under the control of the mDL holder (the citizen), to be used via electronic transfer. Pharmacists (or any verifier) can authenticate eSignatures to immediately ensure the data is authoritative and not tampered with. Specific to the pharmacy use case, it is important to ensure an ID has not been tampered with so that only the intended recipient is obtaining medications.

Find out  how GET Group North America can support the contactless ID technology needs of pharmacies and other verifiers here. Click here to schedule a 15-minute demo.

[i] https://issues.pharmacydaily.com.au/2020/Oct20/pd141020.pdf

[ii] https://www.fox13news.com/news/florida-to-offer-mobile-drivers-licenses-on-smartphones-starting-in-2021

 

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Reimagining the Post-COVID Restaurant Experience with Contactless ID

David Kelts, Director of Product Development, Mobile Identity, GET Group North America

You can provide a more personalized and healthier restaurant experience with Contactless ID

The COVID Restaurant Problem

In the United States, the National Restaurant Association anticipates the restaurant industry will sustain $240 billion in losses by the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and April, it had already lost $80 billion in sales[i]. According to data from Yelp, restaurants and retail were the two business areas hit hardest by the impacts of COVID. In March, the first month of widespread U.S. quarantines and restrictions, restaurants had the highest number of business closures and have continued to experience high closure rates as they struggle to adapt to new and evolving safety guidelines and widespread public health concerns. Running on thin margins and struggling to break even, many restaurants were unable to bounce back from the months of financial loss caused by mandatory shutdowns. By early summer, 23,981 restaurants had closed, and Yelp found 53% of those closures are permanent.[ii]

Restaurants that have recently reopened have to navigate this socially distanced new world. It is not easy to keep employees and customers safe, adhere to shifting government regulations, and maintaining the public’s confidence. Luckily, during summer of 2020, beautiful weather allowed restaurants to offer outdoor dining. This ingenuity resulted in reclaimed parking lots turned into lively and romantic settings to dine. As warm summer temperatures cool off into chill fall nights, patio heaters may no longer suffice. What do we do now?

How can we protect health while returning to what we enjoy – dining out?

Many restauranteurs have invested in contactless solutions[iii], such as digital menu boards or mobile menus accessed via QR codes, to cut down on physical exchanges where germs could potentially be spread. Customers and restaurants are opting for contactless payment – tap cards, phone payments, and QR code-driven restaurant checks.

While many restaurants have worked to minimize the spread of germs via digital menu solutions, there is still concern for contamination when a bartender or waitstaff needs to check a patron’s ID to verify their age. To date, a thorough look at an ID requires handing over a physical credential but now, the prospect of mobile driver’s licenses (mDL) opens the potential for accurate Contactless ID checks.

Contactless ID using Mobile Driver’s License (mDL)

An mDL[iv] used in contactless transactions cannot simply be a photo or mock-up of a license on a phone. Photos are too easily manipulated and may still require that waitstaff physically take hold of or touch the patron’s phone. This would be less efficient than a physical card; less safe from a health standpoint, as statistics show that each square inch of a cell phone may contain a whopping 25,000 germs[v]; and could even increase identity fraud. In contrast, an ISO 18013–5-compliant mDL creates the possibility of trustworthy, official, government-issued mDLs and IDs on a mobile phone. An ISO 18013-5 compliant mDL is an actual ID on the patron’s phone. The government issuer (DMV) e-signs the data and puts it under the control of the mDL holder (the citizen), to be used via electronic transfer. A restaurant employee can verify the DMV’s eSignature via an “over the shoulder” QR scan method or a quick tap on the employee’s mobile device on a payment terminal. The restaurant receives only the data they need without ever touching the ID card, the patron’s mobile device, or having to get within minimum social distance.

Making Contactless More Personal and an Improved Experience

As adoption of mDL technology becomes widespread, it also opens the door for other contactless experiences in restaurants, such as virtual “check-ins”, allowing patrons to announce their arrival via Bluetooth instead of going to a host/hostess. Not only could this help promote increased social distancing, it could also allow for a more customized dining experience. Imagine arriving to a restaurant with a personalized greeting from the server and not having to fumble through your wallet to find your ID because your age was verified prior to sitting down. In a society where 63% of consumers value the experience more than the item purchased[vi], being at the forefront of implementing safer and more personalized practices with mobile ID can help a restaurant differentiate itself from those that are sticking with antiquated practices.

Find out how GET Group North America can meet your contactless ID technology needs here. Click here to schedule a 15-minute demo.

[i] https://restaurant.org/manage-my-restaurant/business-operations/covid19/research/industry-research

[ii] https://www.yelpeconomicaverage.com/yelp-coronavirus-economic-impact-report.html

[iii] https://www.publicissapient.com/insights/covid19_perspectives_on_the_coronavirus/contactless-qsrs

[iv] https://www.mdlconnection.com/

[v] https://veloxity.us/dirty-cell-phones-studies-statistics/#:~:text=It%E2%80%99s%20a%20well-known%20fact%20that%20cell%20phones%20are,time%20you%20press%20your%20face%20to%20your%20phone.

[vi] https://www.restaurant.org/research/restaurant-statistics/restaurant-industry-facts-at-a-glance

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Identity Management Expert Geoff Slagle Joins Private Sector to Drive Global Adoption of ISO-Compliant Mobile Driver’s License

AAMVA Veteran to Shape Mobile Business Development for mDL Technology Partners Scytáles AB and GET Group

 Waltham, Massachusetts, September 21, 2020 - Geoff Slagle, a globally-known patron and spokesperson for mobile driver’s license (mDL) technology, has been appointed as President and Chief Business Development Officer of Scytáles AB. The former director of Identity Management for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) will help guide both Scytáles and its global mDL partner, GET Group, in establishing a market-leading position for ISO-compliant mobile driver’s licenses and mobile IDs.

Geoff Slagle has more than 23 years of identity management experience. Since 2008 he has been directing AAMVA’s identity management program, including leading its mDL activities and managing its Electronic Identity and Joint mDL working groups. Mr. Slagle coordinated with the DMV of the Netherlands; the National Police Agency of Japan; and AAMVA (including seven of its jurisdictions) on mDL proof-of-concept. For the past four years he has also chaired the ANSI committee (INCITS DL) responsible for driver license standardization, including mDL.

GET Group, together with its affiliate GET Group North America, and Scytáles AB partnered to develop a mobile identity technology platform that is fully compliant with the 18013-5 standard, which specifies technical and interoperability requirements for mDLs. The companies work in close collaboration to make this technology available across the world and to educate the market on the importance of the cryptographic proof of ID provided by ISO 18013-5.

“Mr. Slagle is one of the most recognized and highly-regarded champions of mobile driver’s license adoption and has been instrumental in coordinating and publishing AAMVA’s guidelines and model legislation around the subject,” said Alex Kambanis, president and managing director, GET Group North America. “We are thrilled to have him supporting our efforts in North America in particularly, via his new role with our partner Scytáles. Like us, Geoff recognizes the importance of 18013-5 standardization for mDLs to be truly trusted around the world and appreciates that GET and Scytales are the experts in ISO 18013-5 implementation.”

“I am optimistic about the future of digital identity and impressed by the global partnership Scytáles and GET Group have formed to produce mDLs that can be issued and used everywhere thanks to compliance with global identification standards,” said Geoff. “I have spent the last decade assisting with the creation and shaping of policies and standards that make possible the implementation of mDL. I now want to apply myself and invest in the execution of those in a practical way and know that Scytáles and GET Group are poised to accomplish this better than anyone to the benefit of billions of individuals that currently hold a driver license and the potential to possess a mDL. The two companies have made significant financial investment into the technology and are ready to go right now with standing up mDL capabilities for issuing authorities. I look forward to working together with GET in my new capacity as President and Chief Business Development Officer of Scytáles AB to make the promise of efficient, secure, and affordable mDLs possible for everyone.”

About GET Group

GET Group’s history spans more than 30 years of milestones, awards, partnerships and many achievements. Since its foundation in 1986, the Group has established and maintained a prestigious reputation in the fields of security printing, smart solutions, and, more recently, robotics and automation. Today, GET Group employs more than 1,000 professionals in five continents, with country representation offices in major economic and technological hubs around the world.

About Scytáles AB

Scytáles is breaking new ground by developing and offering ISO-Mobile Drivers Licenses, ISO-Mobile IDs and Derived Mobile IDs, as a complement to Security Printed Documents, and Validation mechanisms in realtime in online and offline modes. Scytáles is also providing a Credential Service Provider (CSP), an ICAO 9303/PKD PKI, supporting multiple Mobile Driver Licenses (mDL), Mobile IDs (mID), Derived Mobile IDs and online identity validation providers. The company´s Scandinavian roots and values are an important asset, as well as its extensive network of key players and legislators in 60 countries around the world.

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GET Group North America Contributes to Secure Technology Alliance (STA) White Paper: The Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) and Ecosystem

GET Group North America, an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, helped the Secure Technology Alliance (STA) develop a comprehensive white paper on the new ISO/IEC 18013-5 compliant mobile driver’s license (mDL). “The Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) and Ecosystem” addresses the potential of mDL to fundamentally change the way identification credentials are issued and safely used in the U.S. The STA white paper lays out the inherent privacy-enhancing capabilities of ISO/IEC 18013-5, illustrates the interaction modes verifiers can use to accept mDLs, and details potential challenges to resolve for successful mDL adoption.

STA created the white paper with a diverse forum of industry experts to facilitate awareness, education, and coordination of U.S. stakeholders implementing and accepting mDLs. Participants included representatives of organizations throughout the identity credentials infrastructure – from driver’s license issuers to technology providers, relying parties such as retailers, financial and banking, health and transportation sectors; key industry associations and federal and state government agencies, as well as testing and accreditation organizations.

David Kelts, Director of Product Development, Mobile Identity at GET Group NA said, “The information in this whitepaper could help jump-start mDL adoption and realistic implementation of contactless ID. We’re proud to have participated in this work, collaborating with other industry visionaries to advance the adoption of mobile identity. When driver’s licenses are under our control on our mobile phones, the entire ecosystem will realize enhanced efficiencies and security. A contactless mobile ID can also improve safety of key personnel like TSA and others who handle physical identity documents every day.”

GET Group NA has been at the forefront of this evolution, participating in development of the ISO standard that is fundamental to adoption and interoperability. GET Mobile ID is the first solution on the market that fully implements the new standard. GET’s Mobile Resources page is an industry educational resource.

GET Group NA introduced its GET Mobile Administrator in 2019, a solution that enables DMVs and other ID card issuing authorities to quickly issue mobile driver’s licenses and other forms of mobile identification (mIDs) that comply with global interoperability standards.

The STA white paper can be downloaded free at https://www.securetechalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/Mobile-Drivers-License-WP-FINAL-Update-March-2020-4.pdf.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities, law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America Announces CoreID 2.0 Platform for Authenticating Identities and Issuing Secure Credentials in Real-Time

Flexible, Service-Oriented-Architecture-based Platform Enables End-to-End Creation of Trusted Physical and Mobile Identification

Waltham, Massachusetts, (March 3, 2020) – GET Group North America, an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, today announced availability of the next generation of its CoreID Identity Management System (IDMS). CoreID 2.0 enables Divisions of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) and other issuers of corporate and government credentials to process rich data such as images and video in real-time to validate or adjudicate identities and issue secure credentials at time of enrollment. Still seamlessly combining biometric capture and facial recognition capabilities with back-end database functionality, it can be used to issue and track physical or digital credentials throughout the credential’s lifecycle, as well as to manage enrollment workflows and ensure appropriate enrollment biometrics and data are collected for a specific credential.

CoreID 2.0 is operating system-agnostic, highly modular and designed using modern business practices such Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) to allow easy integration with new or legacy infrastructures.

The system benefits from the flexibility of a new-generation document database and scalability to support the addition of new business flow and processes as needed. This provides users with a flexible environment that can quickly adapt to evolving ID requirements.

“Its flexibility, ease of customization and scalability set CoreID 2.0 apart from competing solutions. CoreID 2.0’s queuing system data model puts safeguards on every component with identity validation as a Dossier tied to an individual’s identity moves through the workflow issuance process – ensuring the most secure IDs possible,” said Joel Perez, Program & Solutions Director, GET Group North America.

The “Dossier” is a complex, self-contained data element that defines the person for whom the credential is issued and encapsulates all the information about the process of issuing a trusted credential. All biometric data – such as the portrait image, signature and even fingerprints, if desired, – as well as residential information, names, date of birth, etc. is stored in the Dossier, which is flexible enough to create the appropriate type of document (such as an ID, driver’s license, passport, or other credential).

Other components of CoreID 2.0 include the Enrollment Workstation, which can include a high-resolution camera, document scanner, signature pad and other tools for the capture of biometric data; the Facial Recognition Server, which can perform high-performance facial validation in real-time; and Print Manager for over-the-counter, print farm, and/or high-volume central issuance configuration. Together, the components of CoreID 2.0 allow an identity to be validated and the holder to leave with their new, trusted identity document in hand – or on their mobile device – within minutes.

GET Group North America will be in booth 513 at connect:ID 2020 March 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America Advances Secure Mobile ID Technology for Both Issuers and Verifiers

2019 Team and Technology Investments Position Company as Leading Innovator for 100% ISO 18013-5- Compliant Implementations of Mobile Driver’s License

Waltham, Massachusetts, (February 5, 2020) – GET Group North America (GET Group NA), an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, laid a solid foundation in 2019 for successful business advances in 2020. The company continued building its capabilities and alliances to power best-in-class solutions for issuing and authenticating secure mobile identification – including mobile driver’s licenses (mDL) – that empower the credential holder with added privacy control.

Over the last 12 months, GET Group NA deepened it leadership experience in identity solutions with the June 2019 appointment of David Kelts to the position of Director of Product Development, Mobile Identity. David is an expert in citizen-managed mobile ID, proofing and authentication, and a certified privacy technologist. He is also a key contributor to the draft ISO 18013-5 Standard, and leads GET Group North America’s efforts to ensure its GET Mobile ID technology is the most complete implementation of the new standard. David was named one of the top contributors on the Secure Technology Alliance’s 2019 Honor Roll.

“Visual presentation of mobile IDs can easily be spoofed with photo or movie tools. What we’re doing is developing technology in total compliance with ISO/IEC 18013-5 for global interoperability that provides indisputable cryptographic proof of ID,” said Mr. Kelts. “Our expertise with the new ISO standard, coupled with GET Group North America’s history in secure credential solutions, uniquely positions us to support Issuers with simple integration, and provide consumers with multiple Interaction Modes, changing the way people will use ID daily.”

GET Group NA created a fully-functional demonstration of the new ISO Standard, and announced in July that GET Mobile ID™ Solution for iOS can support near-field communication (NFC) for identity transactions at Point of Sale (POS), airports, and even kiosks. GET Group NA is the first to implement the new ISO 18013-5 Standard so that iPhones can use NFC. Under citizen control, NFC can be used for full ID data when devices do not have Internet, or a quick NFC tap followed by a request for data from the Issuer (Tap & Go). GET Mobile ID for Android also supports these same NFC identity transactions.

In August, the company announced that GET Mobile Administrator will enable DMVs and other ID card Issuing Authorities to provide mobile driver’s licenses and other forms of mobile identification that comply with global interoperability standards.

On the verifier side, GET Mobile Verify for iOS and Android will allow retailers to accept new mobile IDs and mobile Driver’s Licenses from anywhere in the world as legal forms of age or identity verification. Earlier this month, GET Group NA launched a retailer beta program.

“We’re excited for what 2020 holds for our company and for mobile ID as a whole,” said Alex Kambanis, President, GET Group NA. “We’re not just keeping pace with the industry, we’re helping to define it and to establish the privacy principles that will help keep citizens, Issuers and Verifiers safer, while opening up a world of new possibilities for ID interactions.”

GET Group North NA’s impact on the identity and secure credentials industry extends well beyond mobile ID. In 2019, the company began providing to the U.S. Department of State, with state-of-the-art laser engraving personalization systems for the Next- Generation Passport. The new printers will support laser engraving on a polycarbonate data page, color printing on the endorsement page, embedded chip personalization and inline automated quality inspection.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America Announces Beta Program to Enable Retailers to Accept New Mobile IDs for Faster and More Secure Transactions

GET Mobile Verify Supports and is Compliant with ISO/IEC18013-5 for Global Identity Data Interoperability and Acceptance

Waltham, Massachusetts, (January 13, 2020) – GET Group North America, an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, today announced that enrollment is open for a beta program which will allow participating retailers to trial its new GET Mobile Verify before it becomes publicly available. GET Mobile Verify for iOS and Android will allow retailers to accept new mobile IDs (mID) and mobile Driver’s Licenses (mDL) from anywhere in the world as legal forms of age or identity verification.  By connecting the retailer’s Point of Sale to the GET Mobile Verify Service, participating retailers will be able to accelerate their identity verification processes and make it easier and more secure than ever for customers to make purchases – or even provide a Fast Lane for Mobile ID holders.

Mobile IDs and Mobile Driver’s Licenses take the burden of determining whether an ID document is real off of the retailer because each tap or scan cryptographically proves the ID is real and unaltered. GET Mobile Verify allows retailers to easily view just the identity data relevant to the specific transaction. ISO/IEC 18013-5 is the new standard recommended by AAMVA for obtaining and trusting identity data from mobile ID applications. It supports standardized NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Aware, or web protocols for accepting data, which means GET Mobile Verify retailers can now accept a mobile identity from customers in any manner that fits the flow of their business.

“Imagine quickly verifying your customer’s age for a liquor purchase with complete certainty that their ID is real; personalizing a diner’s experience at your restaurant thanks to a mobile check-in before they’ve even sat down; or giving VIP Fast Lane access into your club when customers are willing to provide you electronic proof of ID – all with a single tap of their phone,” said David Kelts, Director of Mobile ID Product Development. “While mobile ID may seem like a futuristic concept, it’s quickly becoming today’s reality and retailers should embrace it because –when done right – accepting mobile IDs can mean a better and more efficient experience for both them and their customers. Customers control their data and their privacy.”

Contrary to misconceptions, accepting mobile IDs doesn’t mean looking at a customer’s phone screen or handling their phone at all.  Rather, GET Mobile VerifySO/IEC 18013-5 transmission mechanisms allow for flexible interaction modes that keep the customer in control of their device and their data, while providing the retailer with indisputable cryptographic proof of the customer’s identity.

Reducing the data exchanged during ID card transactions to only what’s relevant (such as name or age) enhances privacy for customers and alleviates their privacy and safety concerns, while reducing retailers’ exposure and liability of collecting and storing personal data.

To learn more and enroll for the GET Mobile Verify App Beta Program, contact GET Group North America.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America’s David Kelts Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to the Secure Technology Alliance’s Identity Council

Waltham, Massachusetts, (October 16, 2019) – GET Group North America, (“GET Group NA”),  an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, is pleased to announce that its Director of Mobile ID Product Development, David Kelts, has been named one of the top contributors on the Secure Technology Alliance’s 2019 Honor Roll, which recognizes the leading individual and member company contributors to Alliance activities and projects this year. The Alliance includes nearly all other Mobile Identity vendors in North America.

“The Secure Technology Alliance honor roll program helps us to recognize our top individual contributors each year for their incredible work, leadership and dedication to the Alliance’s mission,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “These efforts are what help drive change and awareness within the industry. We appreciate David’s contributions and the time and energy he’s put into our projects and resources this past year.”

David Kelts is an instrumental part of the Identity Council, which provides leadership and coordination for the Alliance’s identity related efforts, with a particular focus on identity trust frameworks; digital identity; strong authentication; authorization; and biometrics. Identity Council activities and projects include raising awareness and providing thought leadership and education on real-world issues of implementing and operating identity and identity authentication and authorization systems.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Secure Technology Alliance, which recently launched an initiative to raise awareness, support development, accelerate adoption and educate the U.S. market on the upcoming state-issued mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs),” said Mr. Kelts. “I’m proud to contribute to the important work that the Identity Council is doing that promotes the ISO 18013-5 mDL standard and re-imagines mobile identity use cases around the world.”

Mr. Kelts is an expert in the fields of citizen-managed mobile ID, proofing and authentication, as well as a certified privacy technologist who holds five identity and computer-related patents. He is also a key contributor to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) mobile driver’s license (mDL) specification, 18013-5, which is currently being drafted. In his role at GET Group North America, he leads the company’s efforts to ensure its mobile ID technology is in optimal compliance with the new ISO standard.

The Alliance’s 2019 Honor Roll included a total of 77 industry professionals and was compiled based on council leadership, project leadership, and project participation from 2018 to 2019.

For more information on the Mobile ID industry, visit GET Group NA’s resource page.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mobile IDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America Announces GET Mobile Administrator for Issuance of 18013-5- Compliant Mobile Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards

Will showcase latest mDL and mID Technology Solutions Supporting Global Interoperability Standards at AAMVA International Conference August 20-22, 2019

Waltham, Massachusetts, (August 15, 2019) – GET Group North America, (“GET Group NA”)  an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in secure government credentials, today announced that its GET Mobile Administrator will enable DMVs and other ID card Issuing Authorities to provide mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) and other forms of mobile identification (mIDs) that comply with global interoperability standards. GET Group NA, with its’ technology partner Scytales AB, is working with the International Standards Organization (ISO) on development of the forthcoming 18013-5 standard, which will specify the technical and interoperability requirements for mDLs and expand mobile identity use cases around the world.

“Citizens should have complete control of their identity data.  Elevating the digital quality of personal identification and cryptographically validating the data and photo makes it more difficult to produce counterfeits. Electronic validation is much stronger than visual authentication,” said David Kelts, Director of Product Development, Mobile ID, GET Group North America. “In addition to adopting international standards that ensure mobile identities protect privacy and can be used everywhere, we follow American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) guidelines and are committed to understanding and best addressing the needs of DMVs through GET Mobile Administrator.”

GET Group NA’s approach to GET Mobile ID leverages all existing U.S. Federal and International standards; not only ISO, but also Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP800-63-3. The enrollment and provisioning process for GET Mobile ID retains the level of assurance of the ID card as dictated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guideline, and can also operate in the trust models of regional identity schemes such as the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework from DIACC.ca.

Once an ID card is approved or issued, an Issuing Authority will be able to use the GET Mobile Administrator to securely issue a high-assurance mobile ID credential to the verified ID holder. Issuers may provision mDLs or mIDs into the app using the GET Mobile Administrator at one of their offices or by secure provisioning. The credential is securely relayed into GET Mobile ID, a downloadable app which will be available to the public on app stores including Google Play and Apple Store. The secure credential will then be available on the holder’s mobile device of choice.

Another significant advantage of mDLs and mIDs through GET Mobile Administrator, is that updates to pertinent information such as addresses and driving records can be made instantly, resulting in shorter lines at the DMV, time saved for the mDL holder, and improved service delivery with reduced costs for the DMV.

GET Group North America will be showcasing its mDL and mID technology solutions in booths 209 and 210 at the AAMVA International Conference 2019 taking place August 20-22 in Omaha, NE.

For more information on the mID industry, visit GET Group NA’s new resource page.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America and its partners develop, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure physical and mobile credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities law enforcement organizations, and other entities to leverage the latest in secure identity management technologies. From photo ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports, to mDLs and mIDs, GET Group NA delivers advanced issuance, verification and personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud, accommodate diversified customer needs, and support the future of ID use cases.

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GET Group North America Announces Near-field Communication (NFC) Support on iOS for mDL and Mobile ID Transactions at Point of Sale

GET Mobile ID™ First to Support ISO 18013-5-Compliant NFC Identity Transactions for Retail on both iOS and Android Devices

Waltham, Massachusetts, (July 15, 2019) – GET Group North America, (“GET Group NA”)  an innovative developer of mobile ID technology with over 20 years of experience in identity management, today announced that its GET Mobile ID™ Digital Identity Solution for iOS can support near-field communication (NFC) for identity transactions at Point of Sale (POS), airports, and even kiosks.  GET Mobile ID for Android already supports NFC identity transactions.

GET Group NA and global partner Scytáles AB, innovative developers of mobile ID technology, are the first to extend the new ISO 18013-5 standard so that iOS devices can also use NFC for data transmission, or allow NFC tap followed by either local or online data transfer, all under citizen control.

“Supporting NFC for both iOS and Android devices is critical to developing a variety of more secure and convenient retail, payment, and ID verification use cases for mobile driver’s licenses and other forms of mobile ID,” said David Kelts, Director of Product Development, Mobile Identity, GET Group North America. “We are proud to be participating in the development of the ISO 18013-5 standard, together with Scytáles AB, and committed to ensuring our technology will protect citizen privacy and meet specifications for secure interoperability on all mobile device operating systems.”

David Kelts will be participating on the Secure Technology Alliance’s Industry Panel Review of Retail Use Cases of mDLs July 16th at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel as part of the “Mobile Driver’s Licenses for Retail Use” workshop. From 2:00-2:45, this industry panel will feature mDL solution providers discussing their approaches, functionalities, and the use cases important for MDLs to succeed in retail identity transactions.

ISO 18013-5, which is expected to be published later this year, is the international standard that specifies the technical and interoperability requirements for mobile driver’s licenses (mDL). GET Group NA and Scytáles AB are ready to enable ISO 18013-5-compliant identity transactions between both iOS and Android devices and POS terminals already used today for payments. This will broaden the possibilities for retail, payment and ID verification use cases of mDLs, such as:

  • Age-based purchases where both age-verification and payment information can be transmitted in the same tap of a mobile device;
  • “Tap & Go” identity transactions at stadiums, federal buildings, airports, etc.;
  • Electronic identity and address verification for check cashing.

Visit GET Group North America’s recently launched mobile ID resource section to learn more about 18013-5 and the future of mDLs.

About GET Group North America

GET Group North America is an experienced provider of high-assurance security solutions that enhance Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) operations. As a leading-edge systems integrator, GET Group NA and its partners design, manufacture, and implement end-to-end solutions for secure credentials that enable government agencies, motor vehicle departments, municipalities and law enforcement organizations to implement the latest in identity management technologies. From photo ID cards to driver’s licenses to passports, GET Group NA delivers advanced personalization capabilities that prevent identification fraud and accommodate diversified customer needs.

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