The UK Cabinet Office has provided further updates about their Identity Assurance Programme.
This article provides additional information and analysis:
“Government is hard at work with IT industry partners to crack the problem of identity assurance, says Nigel Harrison of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA).
The initiative, being led by the Cabinet Office, is essential to government commitment to delivering services online, he told Computer Weekly.
In May, the Cabinet Office announced government plans to help create a market of private sector identity assurance services.
Nigel Harrison says it is likely theUKwill soon see the emergence of multiple providers of identity assurance services specialising in different types or levels of assurance.
This will enable citizens to choose their own identity assurance providers depending on what level of assurance is required.Harrisonsaid no single provider would necessarily have guardianship of all identity information about any individual, he said.”
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