DG PImDL - Charter

Discussion Group Proposal

Proposed Discussion Group Name

Privacy & Identity Protection in mobile Driving License ecosystems

Proposed Discussion Group Abbreviation



1.0 (approved by the Leadership Council 2020-10-01) 

IPR Option

Kantara Initiative IPR Policy version 2.0

Option: -Non-Assertion Covenant

Document Date



John Wunderlich

  • Proposal

This document is a proposal for the initiation of a discussion group in the Kantara Initiative.

  • Purpose

Emerging standards around mobile Drivers Licenses, particularly ISO 18013-5 “Personal identification — ISO-compliant driving license”, raise questions of Identity Proofing and Individual Privacy. In particular, the issuing authorities for mobile Driving Licenses (mDLs) have a legitimate requirement for detailed and deeply personal information about individuals, while many relying parties will only have legitimate bases for selected subsets of the identity related data available in an mDL. Similarly, holders of mDLs will appreciate the convenience of having a standard verified credential that can be used in many contexts but will need assurances that their privacy will be protected and that their identity will be secure. 

This Discussion Group will engage stakeholders to produce a report intended to enrich and inform the broader community that will create, deploy, administer, and use mobile Driving Licenses. This report draw on prior Kantara reports and standards, the work of the Secure Technology Alliance and others to create a report that will be used as the basis for the creation of a Kantara Work Group to create and maintain a conformance standard for Privacy and Identity protective implementations of mDLs.

  • Leadership

The proposed chair for the Discussion Group is John Wunderlich

  • Audience

The participants in the Discussion Group will be industry, government, and civil society stakeholders with an interest in mobile Driving Licenses, identity proofing, Decentralized Identifiers, Verified Credentials and self-sovereign identity systems.

  • Copyright Policy

The policy that will apply to this discussion group is the Kantara Non-Assertion Covenant

  • Proposers



Kantara Initiative Member