We all know that only bad people need to fear the “Big Brother” state described so vividly in George Orwell’s ‘1984’; if we don’t do anything wrong then what’s wrong with the Government knowing about it? And while we offer resigned acceptance that the Government knows everything about us and how we live our lives, … Continue reading Big Brother's Protection
Can we truly own our identity? Digital identity is a complex subject; as with most digital transformations, taking a process that exists in an analogue world and digitising it for use online doesn’t create a great solution. A number of models for digital identity exist, and are often spoken about in terms such as centralised, … Continue reading I have control
The use of biometrics in user authentication is thriving with fingerprint sensors becoming more common and technology evolving for reliable facial and voice recognition being used within apps. Next generation smartphones may also contain iris scanning capability thanks to micro form factor components that can be included in the existing footprint. This convenience is driving … Continue reading I didn’t say you could touch me
In case you missed the news – the UK will exit the European Union in the coming years with the aim of gaining sovereign control of the nations future without the interference from the other 27 member states. Whatever your views on the rights or wrongs of this decision – the outlook for the future … Continue reading Coming together on being alone
Digital identities are set to revolutionise how we transact with business, with governments and with each other. A secure binding of our real world identity to a secure digital token that will allow us to perform trusted transactions online. At the moment, there is a lot of focus on how we onboard the real world … Continue reading I not the person I used to be
NHS is our pride and joy in UK. NHS organisations have been providing public service since 1948 and the organisation is an envy of many foreign countries. However it does feel at times that the sector has not been properly invested in soon after it was established. Fast forward to 2015 and we see articles … Continue reading Can UK Verify Cure NHS?
UK Government and the GDS team have been doing excellent work launching the Identity Assurance Service, or UK Verify as it is now known. For those who are not familiar, UK Verify will effectively enable simplified communication between citizen and government departments through a standardised and secure use of identity. There are effectively four main … Continue reading Winners and Losers of Digital Identity Market