A new product rolled out by the state of Mississippi might just help you when you’ve left your wallet at home and need to show some ID.
In November, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety introduced âMississippi Mobile IDâ for residents, a digital version of a physical driver’s license that residents access from an app on their cell phones.
DPS partnered with IDEMIA, a provider of biometric and identity solutions, to produce the voluntary program. Residents can also choose to rely on physical identifiers.
The DPS said the convenience, security and privacy of Mobile ID will give residents instant access to an updated version of their license or ID. It can be used as a legal form of identity verification anywhere in the state.
The DPS said the app also expands residents’ ability to provide proof of identity online, as information is secure and can only be accessed with their own fingerprint or facial ID. Mississippi Mobile ID also protects private data by allowing residents to choose what information they share for age-verified transactions.
âThe Mississippi Department of Public Safety is committed to using technology to improve the quality of life for our residents,â DPS Commissioner Sean Tindell said in a press release. âAlthough Mississippi Mobile ID is voluntary, we believe residents will find this new service convenient, secure and private. “
For more information, visit www.dps.ms.gov/mobile-ID.