Online identity assurance

The Programme for Government  2018 to 2019 states: We are working with stakeholders and interest groups to develop a common public sector approach to online identity assurance. The aim will be to test ways in which we can deliver an online ID scheme which safely provides easier and better access to public services for Scotland’s citizens.

A dedicated project team is taking this commitment forward.

The first phase of the work – the discovery project – ran from January to May 2018, encompassing service user research and an exploration of the technical options for delivering a common approach to digital identity across public services.

The next phase of the work is proposed to be an alpha proof-of-concept stage, where a prototype solution is developed and tested. We intend to run this from November 2018, following completion of an internal assessment to ensure our work is meeting a series of digital public service standards.

All work is being conducted in the spirit and practice of open government.

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