The Government Want Your Views On Digital Identity

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMC) has launched a consultation on digital identity, and is seeking your views on how the Government can support the development and secure use of digital identities fit for the UK’s growing digital economy.

The consultation states:

“We welcome written responses to this call for evidence from all interested parties, including citizens and businesses, as well as organisations who anticipate being a consumer or creator of digital identity tools or services, and those focused on protecting civil liberties.

We also encourage responses from individuals or organisations who represent the interests of citizens, vulnerable or otherwise, who are susceptible to being digitally excluded, as well as individuals or organisations who represent citizens with a particular protected characteristic.”

The DCMC are asking for responses to be emailed to [email protected], with respondents asked to include the following information:

  • if you are responding on behalf of an organisation or in a personal capacity
  • which questions you are answering by referring to our numbering system. There is no need to respond to all of the questions if they are not all relevant to you
  • whether you are willing to be contacted (in which case, please provide contact details)
  • whether you want your response to remain confidential for commercial or other reasons. If you prefer to engage in person please specify this. We will try our best, resource-allowing, to find opportunities to do this

The consultation closes on Sunday 15th September 2019, at 11.59pm. A summary of relevant responses will be posted later in the year.

More information about the consultation is available here.

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