Knowledge Theatre 1 - Day 3: Next Generation Digital Identity Initiatives
"Digital Identity for Vulnerable Citizens"
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Etive are working with the Government Digital Service (GDS), Post Office and the Department of Work & Pensions on a leading public and private sector project to implement highly assured online identities for hard to reach customers, that are fully interoperable with GOV.UK Verify.
This project will support vulnerable citizens who lack a digital footprint, to achieve an assured digital identity and enable them to access public services quickly and efficiently. Local authority data collected and stored in Etive’s personal data store, the Digital Log Book, will be used by Identity Providers (IDPs), in this case the Post Office, to create identity accounts aligned to Government standards. Citizens will then be able to access and complete a range of Government and local authority online transactions.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “This project is extremely important for residents in our borough as many are financially excluded and digital identity aligned to government standards will help give them the opportunity to have a digital presence to access services online. We are committed to reducing inequality and as more services move online, we want to make sure all of our residents are digitally included.
Stuart is founder of Etive, a digital data management solutions company, simplifying digital identity management for local authorities, housing associations and 3rd sector. This is achieved through the Digital Log Book and Home Log Book. Driving digital identity since 2012 looking at the design, development and deployment of a citizen’s personal data store, enabling people to access public services. Work with a variety of local authorities and relying parties on identity for ‘thin file’ people.