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Standards and certification

Posts about government and industry standards and certification for identity assurance

Future-proofing our approach to identity verification

Industry and Engagement lead, Carrie Hartnell-Grundy and Business and Risk Analyst, Aaron Cameron, talk about our joint-project with OIX to investigate how to future-proof the requirements of Element C, focusing on knowledge based verification.

Increasing the range of certification bodies

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As Janet explained in her post earlier this week, being a certified company involves meeting a range of standards and requirements. These include being certified by an independent body to confirm the service meets government standards for identity assurance. Under …

How does a certified company establish that it's really you?

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GOV.UK Verify will protect you from someone else pretending to be you and fraudulently accessing sensitive records and services. This is increasingly important as it becomes possible for people to do more things entirely digitally (such as changing your personal details with a …

Identity assurance in the European Union

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We wanted to share some of the work that we're doing to help make it possible for people to use GOV.UK Verify to identify themselves when accessing services in other European countries. The eIDAS Regulation European member states want people …