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Identity Assurance

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.

Improving the government’s identity standards

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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.

The future of digital identity

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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.