Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
ISO/IEC 18013 establishes guidelines for the design format and data content of an ISO-compliant driving licence (IDL) with regard to human-readable features (ISO/IEC 18013-1), machine-readable technologies (ISO/IEC 18013-2), and access control, authentication and integrity validation (ISO/IEC 18013-3). It creates a common basis for international use and mutual recognition of the IDL without impeding individual countries/states to apply their privacy rules and national/community/regional motor vehicle authorities in taking care of their specific needs.
— is based on the machine-readable data content specified in ISO/IEC 18013-2;
— specifies mechanisms and rules available to issuing authorities (IAs) for:
— access control (i.e. limiting access to the machine-readable data recorded on the IDL)
— document authentication (i.e. confirming that the document was issued by the claimed IA), and
— data integrity validation (i.e. confirming that the data has not been changed since issuing).
This document does not address issues related to the subsequent use of data obtained from the IDL, e.g. privacy issues.