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UK govt plans new Digital Identity Unit to drive common standards

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 11:29 CET | News

The Cabinet Office has issued an update on the UK government's digital identity ambitions, with a consultation and new DCMS-Cabinet Office Digital Identity Unit to launch in the coming weeks.

Speaking at the Identity Week conference on 11 June, Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for Implementation, said that 20 government services are now using the GOV.UK.Verify service. He also said that the number of citizens using Verify to access government services increased by one million between October 2018 and April 2019.

A new consultation will examine how to deliver the effective organisation of the digital identity market, with the government working with industry to ensure interoperable rules for digital identity. The new Digital Identity Unit will help bring private and public sector together to ensure the adoption of interoperable standards, schemes and specification, and to deliver on the outcome of the consultation. 

 

 



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Categories: Internet
Countries: United Kingdom
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