Browse Definitions :
Definition

enhanced driver's license (EDL)

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

An enhanced driver's license (EDL) is a government-issued permit that, in addition to the standard features of a driver's license, includes an RFID tag that allows officials to pull up the owner's biographical and biometric data.

The EDL doesn't store user data itself but connects to the card holder's record in a secure database through a unique identifier. The RFID chip broadcasts the card-holder's ID to the receiving system and the system brings up the information associated with that ID. 

EDLs are Real ID-compliant, which means that they also include:

  • A photograph of the license holder's face.
  • Physical security features designed to prevent counterfeiting or duplication of the ID, including a hologram.
  • Machine-readable bar codes that can include additional data.

For road, rail and sea travel, an EDL can be used instead of a passport at border crossings. A passport is required for international air travel, however. 

 

This was last updated in November 2012

Continue Reading About enhanced driver's license (EDL)

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • time-based one-time password (TOTP)

    A time-based one-time password (TOTP) is a temporary code, generated by an algorithm, for use in authenticating access to ...

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)

    A security operations center (SOC) is a command center facility for a team of IT professionals with expertise in information ...

  • incident response team

    An incident response team is a group of IT professionals in charge of preparing for and reacting to any type of organizational ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

SearchStorage

  • storage class memory (SCM)

    Storage class memory (SCM) is a type of NAND flash that includes a power source to ensure that data won't be lost due to a system...

  • Hadoop as a service (HaaS)

    Hadoop as a service (HaaS), also known as Hadoop in the cloud, is a big data analytics framework that stores and analyzes data in...

  • blockchain storage

    Blockchain storage is a way of saving data in a decentralized network which utilizes the unused hard disk space of users across ...

Close