Digital identities are an easy way to help us prove who we are without the need for physical documents. They can also help us prove things about us, such as our age or our qualifications.
This document sets out the government’s vision for the rules governing the future use of digital identities. It is part of the government’s wider plan to make it quicker and easier for people to verify themselves using modern technology. The aim is to create a process as trusted as using passports or bank statements.
The government is inviting comments and feedback. You can do this here:
This new ‘trust framework’ lays out a set of rules organisations should follow, including the principles, policies, procedures and standards governing the use of digital identity. The framework sets out areas such as:
- how organisations should handle and protect people’s data
- what security and encryption standards should be followed
- how user accounts should be managed
- how to protect against fraud and misuse
Once it is finalised, we expect the framework to be brought into law.
For more information, you can read the press notice.