Throughout 2021, techUK is holding a series of events on the topic of digital ID, exploring the role this technology can play in tackling key challenges across society and the economy, and determining what more needs to be done to drive adoption as the UK economy begins to recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Last year techUK published its White Paper ‘Digital Identities: the missing link in the UK’s digital economy’ setting out areas where digital ID can enhance services and deliver a clear economic benefit, calling on Government to take action and recognise digital identities as a central component of the UK digital economy.
If we get this right, digital identities can offer myriad benefits for individuals, businesses, and government alike. Digital ID can enhance privacy through strong authentication, afford users more transparency and control over the use of data, and facilitate more seamless engagements and transactions – particularly in the new digital world post-COVID.
In this session techUK will host a discussion exploring the current state-of-play for digital identity technology in the UK. Our panellists will look at what progress has been made as work continues on the UK Government’s alpha Trust Framework, what gaps remain, and compare how the UK’s progress fairs against its international counterparts. In addition, the panel will discuss what steps we must now take to support the UK’s digital ID market and build strong levels of public trust in digital identity technologies.
The panel will be comprised of speakers from across industry including:
- Lord Tim Clement-Jones, House of Lords Spokesperson for Digital for the Liberal Democrats
- Margaret Moore, Director of Citizen & Devolved Government Services, Sopra Steria (Chair)
- Julie Dawson, Director of Regulatory and Policy, Yoti
- Laura Barrowcliff, Head of Strategy, GBG Plc
To register for this event, please log in and click the ‘Book’ button on the right. Joining details will be sent separately prior to the event. If you have any issues with registration, please contact [email protected].
And have your say and join the conversation by using the hashtag #DigitalID2021 on social media!