techUK publishes Digital Identity White Paper

The case for digital IDsOn 6 February, techUK launched its white paper on Digital Identity. This paper has one key clear message: if the UK is to reap the full potential of the digital economy, access to digital services must be seamless, simple and secure for customers. To do this, and to ensure we do not fall behind other countries, we need an interoperable framework for digital IDs which spans the public and the private sectors.

Among other things, the techUK paper recommends:

  • A Government policy for the creation of a fully functioning digital identity ecosystem across public and private sectors.
  • The Government release plans for the creation of a framework of digital identity standards open to all players.
  • One point of contact for digital ID within government.
  • That digital IDs be seen on an equal footing as paper-based verification.
  • A lawful basis for the processing of biometric data.

We live more and more of our lives online; new and innovative online services are popping up every day and it is clear that some of the most innovative combine data from across different areas of our lives. To be able to use all this data and to keep it safe, we need secure digital identities that allow easy access for the customer while safeguarding us from the increasing risk of online fraud.  This will benefit customers, businesses and the economy as a whole.

Read the full paper here: The case for digital IDs | A techUK white paper

  • Ruth Milligan

    Ruth Milligan

    Head of Programme | Financial Services and Payments
    T 020 7331 2173

Share this

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

Take a look at the key insights from the joint @techUK & @LDN_gov workshop on 11 June, exploring the availability o… https://t.co/SDDxr4GdmU
On Wednesday, techUK is hosting a roundtable on Attributing Carbon to the Cloud, examining how we can keep track of… https://t.co/5enJwRXBsS
Embracing the potential! Delighted to host a panel with @BritBlockchain and @BigInnovCentre on how to make the most… https://t.co/yGcV7jq2yH
With plastic capturing public attention like no other environmental issue, we're holding a free conference on how t… https://t.co/YOfYXwj7Ss
Become a Member
×

Become a techUK Member

By becoming a techUK member we will help you grow through:

Click here to learn more...