UPDATE: UK proposes legislation to improve security of digital identities

24/03/2022 | UK Government

The government has announced it will introduce legislation to establish an Office for Digital Identities and Attributes. The new legislation will create an accreditation and certification process for organisations to prove that they meet security and privacy standards needed to use digital identities and that the ODIA office will have the authority to issue trustmarks to certified digital identity organisations. Data Minister Julia Lopez said, “the legislation we’re proposing will ensure that there are trusted and secure ways for people and organisations to use digital identities, should they choose to.” 

UPDATE: 240322 - Pinsent Masons have published a summary of the Government's latest plan to legislate for digital IDs. It confirms that Government departments and other public bodies will be able to share personal data to help businesses identify individuals. 

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