Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has developed a certification program for electronic identification (eID) products for compliance to ISO/IEC 18013-5:2021, the protocol standard for interoperable personal identification with mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs). The new certification program was recently announced by Arjan Geluk, who is the lead principal advisor for UL’s Cybersecurity and Identity Management and Security group.

Products will be checked for conformity to mDL and mDL reader application standards to provide assurance of their security and privacy-preserving protections. If certified to the newly-approved ISO/IEC standard, they can display the UL Promotional Badge in marketing materials, indicating their interoperability with other implementations compliant with ISO/IEC 18013-5.

Ian Grossman, vice president of Member Services and Public Affairs for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) commented, “The AAMVA is appreciative of all the hard work that has been done to provide an interoperability standard. Continued collaboration between the public and private sectors is imperative for providing a robust and trusted mDL ecosystem.”

Global digital ID association Kantara recently published its guidance on the mDL standard.

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