Officials in California will be watching an Iowa pilot program that puts
drivers’ licenses onto smartphones, because leaders in The Golden
State want drivers in Apple Valley and Barstow to have something like
the mDL app.
The app includes all relevant drivers’ license data, in addition
to a readable barcode for identification purposes. The app would also
instantly process traffic tickets, so there would be no need to mail a
courtesy notice. Twenty years ago, the Welfare Reform Act, which included
a provision for national ID cards, went down in flames, mainly due to
privacy concerns. Nevertheless, Iowa DOT director Paul Trombino insisted
that the program “will demonstrate the use case for our
mDL Application to be offered in the future as an option to all citizens across
the state, and may help guide other states who want to launch similar
digital identity programs.”
One techie speculated that officers could eventually use such an app to
link GPS sensors with the smartphone and issue speeding tickets without
pulling people over.
California Drivers’ Licenses
There are more and more privacy concerns connected to the technological
advances that are being made to driver safety. Keep a close eye on whether
California tries to adopt standards that unreasonably infringe on the
privacy of drivers.
Getting Legal Help
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