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Identity assurance

November 27, 2014  7:53 AM

Identity assurance and the sharing economy

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Identity assurance

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has released Debbie Wosskow's independent review on the potential of the sharing economy,"Unlocking the sharing economy: an independent...

April 4, 2014  10:08 AM

Taking a punt on Identity Assurance

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GDS, idap, identity, Identity assurance, tScheme

The Government Digital Service's (GDS) has announced the next round of procurement for the Identity Assurance Programme (IDAP), which will expand the use of a federation of...

March 17, 2014  8:16 AM

Reflections on Identity and Access Management

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Business, Gartner, Identity assurance

This week is Gartner's annual Identity and Access Management shindig in London. I was fortunate enough to attend for the first time in 2011, when there was a real sense of mixed feelings amongst the delegates: the big...

June 18, 2013  9:14 AM

Government Digital Service publishes Identity and Privacy Principles

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GDS, Identity assurance, oix, principles, privacy

One of the common concerns about identity-related technologies is the potential for abuse of privacy, and for function creep of the identity system itself: mechanisms which are designed to support authentication end up being used to hoover up personal data about the user's interactions with...

April 5, 2013  6:03 PM

Could Identity Assurance be the missing ingredient for digital inclusion?

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GDS, Identity assurance, inclusion

The government's plans to tackle digital exclusion - the significant user population that cannot or will not use online services - are essential if we are to achieve 'Digital by Default' targets for service delivery, which in turn form a cornerstone of key reforms such as Universal Credit. Is...

March 27, 2013  9:06 PM

Real Time Identity?

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Cabinet office, dwp, HMRC, Identity assurance, nstic, Universal Credit

A simple way to build online trust, or another failed technology project in the making? Toby Stevens explores the government’s new identity assurance programme and considers what it means for your business. This article originally appeared in the 

January 30, 2013  6:15 PM

Identity Assurance: Who wants to be an Identity Provider?

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Cabinet office, cassidan, digidentity, dwp, experian, G-Cloud, Identity assurance, ingeus, mydex, Paypal, Universal Credit, Verizon

One of the more contentious areas of debate about the Identity Assurance programme has been the selection of potential Identity Providers (IdPs), not so much for who is on the list, but who is absent. DWP's candidates for the first tranche of delivery include Cassidian, Digidentity, Experian,...

January 27, 2013  4:02 PM

Identity Assurance: Risk-based trust?

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Cabinet office, dwp, Identity assurance


Raj asked the following:

"1. Government's Identity Assurance program accepted eight IdP. I wonder whether all these eight IdPs have the same trust level? Or who will be responsible in defining the trust level for these IdP's? Why I am asking this...

January 22, 2013  9:14 AM

Identity Assurance: Who, where, when?

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Cabinet office, dwp, Identity assurance

The government's Identity Assurance programme has finally announced its eighth candidate Identity Provider, in the form of...

November 13, 2012  12:54 PM

DWP Announces First Identity Assurance Providers

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dwp, GDS, HMRC, identity, Identity assurance, tScheme

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has announced the first seven Identity...

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