Government introduces bill to expand use.

The NSW government has introduced legislation that will put digital driver’s licences on equal footing with its physical counterpart, while paving the way for consent-based photo sharing.

Customer service minister Victor Dominello introduced the Road Transport Amendment (Digital Licencing) Bill in parliament this week to expand the use of opt-in electronic vehicle licences.

The bill will “give digital driver licences [DDLs] the same status as physical driver licences”, which are still considered the proof of identity ‘gold standard’ for the majority of transactions.

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