WYOMING TO PILOT DIGITAL DRIVER'S LICENSE PHONE APP
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is set to run a pilot program that will make driver's license accessible through a phone application.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that about 100 people statewide within the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol will be using the pilot program.
Wyoming is joining three other states and the District of Columbia in using the digital IDs.
The program is run by tech security company Gemalto, which states the app isn't connected to the Internet, so there's virtually no risk of someone tracking a user's whereabouts or personal information based on when they open the license.
The money for development and the pilot program comes from a two-year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.