This is the last step in the Consensual Debating process on introducing ‘Digital Identity legislation in the UK’. You are asked to vote below on the original motion just once (the graph below will appear once at least 7 participants have voted):
‘Digital identities need to be introduced to easily and quickly verify a person reducing time and effort compared to physical documents’.
However, if you disagree with this statement (select Disagree) then you also have an option to make your own final statement, on which you and other participants will vote in the next round. Alternatively, you can also pick up just one statement from the list below, which in your view, better aligns with your preference. Once all participants have voted, the summary report will be shown by the facilitators or you receive the report by email.
Pick just one statement from the list below, which you would most agree with:
- Building public trust and confidence in Digital ID must be a key priority as we move forward.
- Cooperation between industry and government is necessary for a successful implementation of a digital identity ecosystem in the UK.
- Digital identities can be accessed in a variety of ways, such as through a phone app or website.
- Digital identities can be easily and quickly verified, reducing time and effort compared to physical documents.
- Digital identities can increase privacy by limiting the personal information shared when verifying identity.
- Digital identities can reduce fraud by making it harder for fraudsters to obtain and use stolen identities.
- Document does not mention how the data will be stored and protected.
- Implications of the proposed legislation on citizens’ privacy are not addressed in the document.
- Landlords, letting agents and employers will be able to use certified new technology to carry out the right to work and the right to rent checks online from the 6th April, 2022 and prove their eligibility to work or rent more easily.
- Legislation may be seen as compulsory by some, even though the government intends for digital identities to not be compulsory.
- Organizations will need to gain a new trustmark to show they can handle people’s identity data in a safe and consistent way.
- ODIA will have the power to issue an easily recognized trustmark to certified digital identity organizations, proving they meet security and privacy standards.
- The document does not mention the cost of implementing the proposed legislation.
- The document does not mention the potential for digital identities to be hacked or stolen.
- The document does not mention the potential for errors and how errors will be handled.
- The document does not mention the potential for misuse of the digital identities by organizations.
- The legislation will confirm the legal validity of digital forms of identification equal to physical forms of identification, such as physical passports.
- The legislation will create a legal gateway to allow trusted organizations to carry out verification checks against official data held by public bodies to help validate a person’s identity.
- The legislation will establish a robust and secure accreditation and certification process and trustmark so organizations can clearly prove they are meeting the highest security and privacy standards needed to use digital identities.
- The Office for Digital Identities and Attributes (ODIA) will ensure trust-marked organizations adhere to the highest standards of security and privacy.
Digital identities need to be introduced to easily and quickly verify a person reducing time and effort compared to physical documents