The smartphone is the new wallet. In fact, many people no longer carry a wallet, while “digital wallets” are now a common feature on all smartphones. A digital wallet refers to an electronic device that allows an individual to make electronic commerce transactions. This can include purchasing items online with a computer or using a smartphone to purchase something at a store. An individual’s bank account can also be linked to the digital wallet.
An individual’s driver license is one of the key documents that people keep in their purse or wallet. The driver license is not only the identifying document that allows people to drive a vehicle, but has also become a key document for other types of authentication such as at banks, retail outlets, air travel, etc. With all of that in mind, however, the driver license is one of the last document types to go digital. HB227, passed by the 2016 Utah State Legislature required the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Technology Services work together to identify the challenges and the opportunities to developing an electronic or digital driver license.You can view the full report here.