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.
GOV.UK Verify and identity assurance
What we're doing to create a better, faster and safer way to prove you are who you say you are when using government services online. There's lots more detail on the identity assurance blog.
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.
I wanted to point you to a post on the GOV.UK Verify blog that you might have missed. It talks about the programme’s objectives, and how the team has been making progress to meet those objectives.
Last week, we held an event: Sprint 15. It marked the culmination of the two-year transformation project that began with Sprint 13, when we made our plan clear: there were 400 days to transform government.
To meet the Digital By Default Service Standard, digital services have to ‘make all new source code open and reusable, and publish it under appropriate licences.
Identity assurance is a new service that will give people a secure and convenient way to sign in to government services.