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Posts about policy on issues to do with identity assurance and GOV.UK Verify

How the GOV.UK Verify technical architecture protects users' privacy, and why it's appropriate

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When we designed the identity assurance architecture we wanted to protect users from identity theft and fraud, to secure their data as it is used online, and to reduce the amount of information needed from the user to a minimum. …

Identity assurance for local authority and private sector services

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We’ve had a few questions on the blog and elsewhere about how GOV.UK Verify might be developed in the future for users of services in the wider public sector and in the private sector. At this stage, we're prioritising building …

Assisted digital support for people using GOV.UK Verify to access government services

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The digital by default service standard sets out the standards that have to be met by government digital services. Part of the standard is about making sure that there is assisted digital support for those who need it. Each service …

How we use open source code on the identity assurance programme

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James Stewart has published a post about how GDS decides when it's ok not to publish source code. The identity assurance programme operates within the approach outlined by James. We do publish information about our design, but we don’t publish code …