Will a Florida Smart ID replace my traditional driver license?Here are a few of the more frequently asked questions about Florida Smart ID and Mobile Driver Licenses.
Will a Florida Smart ID replace my traditional driver license?
NO. For now, the Florida Smart ID will act as a companion to your traditional physical Florida driver license, and per current Florida law you must still carry your traditional physical Florida driver license.
How will using a Florida Smart ID impact my privacy?
A Florida Smart ID gives you greater control over the personal information you share, and displays only the information needed for the individual verifying your ID to make a decision. For example, when you hand your physical driver license to a bartender to validate your age, the bartender has immediate access to all of the personal information on your credential — your full name, address, date-of-birth, even your height and organ donor status. However, when using a Florida Smart ID, only your photo (to confirm that you are the rightful holder) and a proof of age indicator displays to the verifier. No other information, including your date-of-birth or your age, is provided.
Is my data transmitted securely during verification?
YES. The Florida Smart ID provides end-to-end encryption to ensure that your data is transmitted securely every time.
Is my personal information stored on the device that verifies my Florida Smart ID?
NO. Absolutely no footprint or user information is stored on the retail verification device when you use your Florida Smart ID. During any verification, the pertinent data displayed is only visible for several seconds before it is automatically cleared and wiped from the verification device. The entire verification process is fully compliant with personally identifiable information (or PII) policies and best practices.
Does Florida Smart ID monitor my device usage or my location?
NO. The Florida Smart ID involves no geo-location tagging or verification tracking. The only time your Florida Smart ID is active is when you launch the app, enter your PIN or scan your fingerprint, and choose to access your credential.
Will I have to hand over my device during verification?
NO. Florida Smart ID uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to establish a secure communication channel with the verification device, so your device never needs to leave your hands. This is true no matter where you use your Florida Smart ID – whether with Law Enforcement or retail businesses.
Will my Florida Smart ID work on any device and with any mobile network provider?
YES. Florida Smart ID works across all operating systems and most smartphone devices (i.e. iPhone, Android). The solution itself is not dependent on any particular operator or carrier, so it doesn’t matter to which network you subscribe to.
Can I use my Florida Smart ID outside of Florida?
YES. Your Florida Smart ID can be used at any location that accepts and verifies mobile driver licenses. We promote interoperability, and the reduction of risks that arise when validating out-of-state credentials in the field. Mobile driver licenses, including Florida Smart ID, take the guesswork out of the verification process by offering a standardized, secure method for determining whether or not an out-of-state credential is authentic and valid.
What if my phone is lost or stolen?
The Florida Smart ID app is only accessible by entering a unique PIN or scanning your fingerprint on your registered smartphone. If your phone is damaged or unrecoverable for any reason, your Florida Smart ID can even be remotely wiped from the device by the FLHSMV to ensure further security of your data.
What if my phone battery dies?
Using a Florida Smart ID on your phone requires that your device has power. Attempting to access your Florida Smart ID on a powerless device is the digital equivalent of misplacing your physical driver license and attempting to show your ID.
Can someone validate their ID with a screenshot of my Florida Smart ID?
NO. Attempting to validate a digital ID by using a screenshot of a Florida Smart ID is no different than attempting to validate a physical driver license by using a photocopy or printed facsimile. The moment someone tries to use a screenshot during verification it will be identified as inauthentic and invalid.