State of digital ID in Connecticut
Connecticut announced in 2021 that it planned to begin offering a mobile driver’s license (mDL) to state residents through the Apple Wallet. Through the Apple Wallet, “The data will be encrypted, and customers will be required to use biometric authentication such as facial or fingerprint recognition to access the license,” Apple mentioned. The Transportation Security Administration plans to allow a mobile ID to be used at security checkpoints in airports.
While the new mobile ID format was announced in 2021, it seems that the integration has not yet been released in Connecticut at this time. We will continue to watch for updates on this new ID format, so stay tuned for more information.