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Privacy and GOV.UK Verify

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Today we're publishing two posts that explain what we're doing to protect users' privacy when they use GOV.UK Verify.

For the last three years we've been working with our Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group to embed privacy into the service. The Group has produced a set of identity assurance principles and we are committed to making sure GOV.UK Verify reflects those principles. Adam Cooper, technical architect for the identity assurance programme, has posted today on how the technical architecture of GOV.UK Verify has been designed to protect users' privacy.

To help us continue to develop our approach, we've appointed an independent privacy adviser, Toby Stevens. Toby has posted today on the work he's doing to assess the work we've done so far and identify what more we need to do.

As with the rest of the work we're doing, we are constantly working to improve and develop our approach. We'd welcome your views on these two posts to help us continue this work.



Here's a post from the Chair of our Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, linking to other posts where he explains their work to develop draft identity assurance principles. (Added in response to a suggestion from a reader of the blog.)

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