Apple has acquired the US version of the bill and is providing customer support for plans to convert the iPhone to a digital ID card, according to a confidential document obtained by CNBC.
According to the agreement signed by the four people, the company will maintain a special system for the state to issue certificates and services, hire a project manager to respond to Apple requests, new features in particular, and more. All taxpayers are required to promote employment with government agencies.
Apple announced in May that users will soon be able to store state-of-the-art ID cards in the Wallet app on the iPhone. This is considered as a safer and more convenient way for customers to provide their certificates in different programs. Combining this feature with Apple’s biometric security measures as Face ID can reduce fraud.
However, the move has raised questions from industry observers as to why local governments are placing control of their national identity to $ 2.46 trillion in the private sector. Beyond that, the integration of identities into powerful mobile devices has raised concerns from experts about the dangers of dystopian scenarios, including surveillance.
Agreements between Apple, based in Cupertino, California, and states such as Georgia, Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma offer insight into the business of powerful companies. Apple is known for its ignorance with secrets. Potential partners need to sign non-disclosure agreements to prevent the publication of documents.
“Only Intelligent” A seven-page documentary courtesy of a request for public records from CNBC and other sources shows that Apple has a high level of control over government agencies entitled to pay identity card. ..
Georgia and Arizona will be the first states to issue a driver’s license in a wallet application, but they have not yet begun the process. Agreements received are the same in all states, but CNBC does not plan contracts for four other states that sign up for Apple’s digital identification system: Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, and Utah. bottom.
According to the document, Apple will provide key features of the program, such as platforms compatible with digital identifiers, how states are required to report performance, and when the program will begin. Has “mind only” about. .. Apple may even review and approve the sale that the state needs to make.
According to FinTech consultant and columnist Jason Micra, the exercises are similar to how Apple deals with vendors, but instead of receiving payments from Apple, the state is financially responsible for managing the system. You have to carry the load.
In an interview, Mikula said, “He looks like a seller’s relative, and he doesn’t understand me because he is monopolize what he gives to Apple. Maybe you can negotiate a much more equal deal. “. “I do not know of any other examples of government programs and certificates issued for commercial purposes in this way.”
Apple declined to comment on this matter. Representatives from Georgia, Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
With the digitization of companies from finance to sports, creating more modern digital ID systems is being promoted worldwide. However, according to Professor Phillip Phan of the Johns Hopkins Carry School of Business, activities in countries such as Singapore, France, Germany and China are being done at a national level rather than privately.