Apple lobbied NY officials in push for digital driver’s licenses

Apple lobbyists met with New York state officials last year as part of a controversial nationwide push for digital driver’s licenses, state records show.  

The tech giant wants customers to store versions of government ID documents, including their state driver’s licenses, in digital wallets that can then be accessed through iPhones, Apple watches and other Apple devices. 

The company pitches the feature as convenient and secure — but privacy activists have objected to connecting personal IDs to phones and raised questions about Apple’s state contracts.

As part of Apple’s push, an Albany-based lobbying firm called the Roffe Group met with the New York State Department

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