Mobile ID in Samsung Wallet offers users convenience and security when presenting their ID for airport security screening, age-restricted products, and other identity checks.
Reston, Virginia. December 21, 2023 – IDEMIA, the global leader in secure identity solutions and the U.S. digital credential market, today announced the launch of mobile driver’s licenses and state IDs to Samsung Wallet in Arizona, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (AZ MVD) and Samsung. Starting today, Arizona residents can add their driver’s license or state ID to Samsung Wallet, enabling them to tap their Galaxy smartphone to seamlessly and securely pass identity checks.
This technology, which gives users a convenient and highly secure way to store their state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses, leverages IDEMIA’s expertise in identity services and credentials issuance, its principles of privacy by design, end-to-end security and interoperability, as well as its privileged access to government systems of record. Mobile IDs are digitally signed identity credentials that are securely issued and authenticated by state DMVs, like the AZ MVD. Because of this, Mobile ID holders, as well as businesses and verifiers, can trust its validity as state-approved identification. Mobile ID also holds the most up-to-date information, as the AZ MVD pushes real-time credential updates.
In partnership with IDEMIA, Mobile ID provisioned in Samsung Wallet complies with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for the mobile driving license (ISO/IEC 18013-5) — requiring mobile driver’s licenses to be secure, accurate, private, and interoperable. Mobile driver’s license information is securely stored on a Samsung device, while being completely controlled by the license holder. The license holder can also decide what information they want to share when they disclose their identity attributes to Mobile ID verifiers and relying parties. They can decide to share complete personal information, or for example, just their birth date when making an age-restricted purchase.
IDEMIA is the current leading supplier of drivers licenses in the U.S. and a trusted partner to U.S. government agencies for over 60 years. To date it has issued over 500M ID cards in the last decade, and it has rolled out Mobile ID to 10 different states since 2015, with more to launch next year.
About IDEMIA Identity and Security (I&S) North America
IDEMIA I&S North America is a leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies, operating in North America. Our mission is to Unlock the World, Make It Safer – helping people access what matters most, more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to authenticate and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top-ranking participant in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) rankings, reinforcing the trustworthiness and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike.