Are Digital Id’s A Good Thing

Iowa made tech news recently and it wasn’t for our Facebook server farms or wind energy.

It’s because the Iowa Department of Transportation is pushing to create a first of it’s kind Id app.  You can read about some of the details here and here.

I’m still trying to sort out my feelings on the issue.  At first glance I like the convenience of it.  My phone is always with me.  I can’t say the same thing about my wallet and id.

On the other side, there are security and privacy concerns.

I asked on Twitter if it was a good idea and got this response from @HolaChiqa: “It needs more refinement. It’s like any new technology, it becomes available, some issues arise, then it improves.”

Yep.  I agree… I also think it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Since I’m still on the fence on this I’m curious what do you think?  Are digital id’s a good idea?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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