Two new Apple patents discuss methods for replacing paper documents with a digital government ID, and how they could be verified.
US Patent applications numbered 20190325125 and 20190327228, both titled “Identity Credential Verification Techniques,” follow previous reports of Apple hoping to make iPhones central to ID security.
The two new patent applications separate out the functions of such systems into the creation or collection of a user’s identity details, the later authentication of that ID, and then the user’s ability to provide this detail on request.
I’m normally all about privacy but personally I look forward to the day when such documents are digital.
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