For the first time, government is making real-time passport validity checks available to the private sector. The time-limited Document Checking Service (DCS) pilot has launched with a small group of participants in order to investigate how government can support the growing digital identity market.
This category collects all posts on identity assurance, which includes GOV.UK Verify. You can find more information about GOV.UK Verify on its guidance page.
GOV.UK Verify scaled up its capacity recently to meet increased application numbers. Here the Digital Identity team explains how they approached the challenge.
This year, HMRC saw their busiest Self Assessment peak and the highest number of tax returns made online. Here’s how GDS and HMRC worked together to prepare for the peak.
GDS Director of Digital Identity Lisa Barrett gives an update on our work on identity assurance, including a call for evidence on how to organise the digital identity market.
The government identity standards help public and private sector organisations know that their users are who they say they are. This minimises fraud and error that can cost organisations, and the taxpayer, significant amounts of money. In this post, we talk about the work we're doing to improve the standards and make them easier to use.
We are expanding our security work to keep GOV.UK Verify safe from identity crime and fraud. Find out what we’re doing to protect our users and to help save the government money.
As the recently appointed Director of Digital Identity at the Government Digital Service, it’s my role to shape the role of GOV.UK Verify in the future. It’s a big challenge and one I feel privileged to have joined. Here’s what I’ve been up to so far and my priorities for the near future.
Following our October post about the future of GOV.UK Verify, find out more details about the programme's priorities over the coming 18 months.
The standards and guidelines that currently underpin the way GOV.UK Verify works will now be opened up to the private sector to build on. Here's how that will work.
We’ve made a tool that shows what proportion of the public will be able to use GOV.UK Verify over the coming months as one of the targets for GOV.UK Verify is to hit 90% demographic coverage by April.