Georgia is the latest U.S. state to adopt digital driving licenses in Apple’s TSA-compatible iPhone Wallet app. Arizona become the first state to adopt digital credentials in the Apple wallet.

Other states following the digital identity uptake include Maryland, Colorado and Georgia, in what is shaping up to be a national rollout across the U.S.

While many states are collaborating with popular wallets such as the Apple wallet, each state is responsible for the development of a real digital ID and the verification process once integrated with the wallets.

During the setup process, the user’s personal information is encrypted and the screenshot functionality is also disabled preventing a digital copy of the ID to be stored on the mobile.

Announcing Arizona’s wallet integrated driving license in March 2022, TSA Administrator, David Pekoske remarked:

“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone in TSA’s efforts to improve airport security screening. As mobile device technologies continue to advance and become more secure, TSA is committed to leveraging those technologies wherever possible to enhance airport security, reduce touchpoints, provide greater privacy protections to individuals, and facilitate greater accuracy in identity verification capabilities at TSA checkpoints”.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will accept the MDL and digital ID for identity verification purposes on TSA’s PreCheck check-in service.