It is increasingly apparent in the UK, as we move into a digital world, where we shop, access services (public and private) and conduct financial transactions online, that a digital identity is becoming an essential requirement.
The need to repeatedly produce copies of physical documents to live our daily lives is anachronistic in the modern world. Moreover, the possibilities for fraud where online identification and authentication are not fully secure are proven by nancial crime gures year on year.
The ability for individuals and businesses to use digital identities is key to unlocking value and facility of use for a wide range of services in both the public and private sectors. It will enable new services to be made available, secure against fraud, allow connectivity among digital services and greatly contribute to the economy as a whole. …

Quelle / Link: The case for digital IDs