Why is digital driving license the future?
Millions of citizens of every country in the world have a driving license. It is a document that not only authorizes citizens to legally drive vehicles, but also a document that proves their identity. It can be used in many different life situations to prove that a person is who he or she claims to be, proof of age or place of residence. It is also an important document from the point of view of sensitivity of personal data. Losing such a document may have serious consequences. Aside from the stress and time it takes to get a new document, the most serious effect can be identity theft. Identity is stolen for financial gain. The process of rectifying this situation can take a long time. Not surprisingly, government agencies are increasingly looking to Identity as a Service providers that allow citizens to use their digital driving license in a secure and confidential manner. Such a provider is TrustGrid, which has created a digital trust ecosystem for governments and private sector organizations. With solutions such as digital driving license by TrustGrid, governments allow their citizens to choose how their credentials are presented to third parties while maintaining full confidentiality of their private information.
The benefits of having a digital driving license!
The benefits of having a digital driving license instead of its traditional form are many:
– personal data security
– no possibility of losing the document and theft of personal data
– full control of shared data
– access at any time and at any place
All the above benefits mean that citizens who have the opportunity to take advantage of such a service offered by governments, willingly use them. All the personal data is encrypted and can be accessed only with explicit consent of driving license owner. Access is possible through an application that is adjustable for Android and iOS mobile software. Nowadays, when smartphones have become an integral part of life, it is very important. Thanks to the digital driving license, the citizens have possibility to give access only for data that is currently required, e.g. only the date of birth. In the case of a traditional document, the person verifying the data has access to all other data on the document.
In what situations can citizen use a digital driving license?
A citizen may use the digital driving license in all situations requiring identity confirmation. Not only when he is stopped for police control. Also, in situations when he has to confirm his legal age, e.g. when he wants to buy alcohol or enter a nightclub. Digital driving license can also be a confirmation of identity for a hospital or bank as a form of “know your customer”. Of course, such verification can only take place with the explicit consent of the citizen who decides which data he/she wants to share. Such a document may also be a proof of identity when traveling. And what is important, you do not have to worry that you have forgotten to take the document from home or that someone will steal it from you.