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UK Government extends Gov.uk Verify until April 2023

Thursday 29 April 2021 10:57 CET | News

The British government has announced that its Gov.uk Verify identity platform will continue to run until April 2023 while a new identity service is developed.

This comes after Cabinet Office Parliamentary secretary Julia Lopez said in March 2021 that all parties are keen to move on from Verify’s over-elaborate expectations trajectory and cost, according to ComputerWeekly.com.

The government is currently working on trialling its ‘discrete digital identity project’, which will create the proof of concept for a new digital identity service for government. The Verify successor programme will underpin GDS’s Gov.uk Accounts programme, which aims to allow people to sign into government services online and get a personal experience tailored to their needs. 

The Gov.uk Accounts programme received GBP 32 million a funding boost in the Spending Review in November 2020.



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Categories: Securing Transactions | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud
Countries: United Kingdom
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