The UK Government’s identity scheme is the ‘DIATF‘ – Digital Identity and Attributes Framework, which enables and implements ‘One Login for Government‘.
This guide explains the details and history of the program, as does this extensive documentation. GOV.UK One Login’s predecessor, GOV.UK Verify, was retired in December 2022.
From January to March 2023, the government consulted on proposed legislation, which set out to allay consumers common fears about the privacy and surveillance issues that identity is perceived to represent.
More than 40 ‘identity service providers’ have already been certified against the DIATF including Digidentity, OneID®, Yoti, Mastercard and Onfido, and the UK government has issued more than 1.5 million verified identities, with more than 815,000 people now having GOV.UK One Login accounts.
Eight agencies are now using the platform, such as the Disclosure and Barring Service, Department for Business and Trade, HM Revenue and Customs, HM Land Registry and Social Work England, with driving licences and passports used for identity checking.
The program is led by Natalie Jones OBE, the Director for Digital Identity at GDS.
To hear more on further progress Natalie is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Think Digital Identity for Government conference in October.