It has become increasingly important in this digital age to be able to establish trust, particularly online. This is the foundation thriving markets are built on. Having an agreed digital identity that you can use easily and universally will be the cornerstone of future economies. …

You may not have recognised physical documents or may not be able to travel to prove you are who you say you are. Physical documents can also be stolen, falsified or misplaced. They can be expensive to replace and their loss can lead to identity theft and fraud.

This government is committed to solving these problems digitally and without the need for a national identity card.

In response to last year’s Digital Identity Call for Evidence, we committed to:

  • creating a clear framework of rules which show what ‘good’ digital identities look like — this will enable business to innovate, and help you to access products and services with ease, confident that there are standards in place to protect you from fraud and safeguard your privacy
  • establishing a governance and oversight function to own these rules, keep them up to date, and make sure they are followed
  • developing proposals to remove legislative and regulatory blockers to the use of secure digital identities and establish safeguards for citizens

This document, the first ‘working’ version of the UK digital identity and attributes trust framework, is an important step to meeting these commitments. …

Quelle / Link: The UK digital identity and attributes trust framework