This section enables you to vote on Digital Identity legislation (DID). There are 20 statements, half of which supports the motion, and the other half opposes it. The first statement DID-0 Initial voting on DID should be voted on before you read any information on DID. The results of the voting will be passed of to the government as part of the consultation process.

Consensual Debating allows participants to arrive at a decision gradually, in small steps, as their understanding of the problem gets better. Each such step is defined by a simple one line statement on which the participants can agree, disagree or have a neutral stance. As the participants vote they can see the graphs showing them in real time, how they vote against all other participants. After each such voting there is a short deliberation, followed by another vote. The participants can also add their own one line statements on which all others will vote. The voting continues until 60% majority has been achieved on at least one of the statements.

After this voting is complete, you will requested to vote just once on the Final (general) statement DID – F.

You are requested to vote on 20 statements of which 10 support it and 10 oppose it. If you feel that none of these statements fully reflects your preference then you can enter your own into the ‘Share your perspective’ window below. Once you have voted, the facilitator would present the result and the report. If you vote on-line without facilitation, then you can see the Report produced every few days. You can then vote again, after seeing how others have voted, which may change your views on some of the statements.

  1. Building public trust and confidence in Digital ID must be a key priority as we move forward.
  2. Cooperation between industry and government is necessary for a successful implementation of a digital identity ecosystem in the UK.
  3. Digital identities can be accessed in a variety of ways, such as through a phone app or website.
  4. Digital identities can be easily and quickly verified, reducing time and effort compared to physical documents.
  5. Digital identities can increase privacy by limiting the personal information shared when verifying identity.
  6. Digital identities can reduce fraud by making it harder for fraudsters to obtain and use stolen identities.
  7. Document does not mention how the data will be stored and protected.
  8. Implications of the proposed legislation on citizens’ privacy are not addressed in the document.
  9. 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.
  10. Legislation may be seen as compulsory by some, even though the government intends for digital identities to not be compulsory.
  11. Organizations will need to gain a new trustmark to show they can handle people’s identity data in a safe and consistent way.
  12. ODIA will have the power to issue an easily recognized trustmark to certified digital identity organizations, proving they meet security and privacy standards.
  13. The document does not mention the cost of implementing the proposed legislation.
  14. The document does not mention the potential for digital identities to be hacked or stolen.
  15. The document does not mention the potential for errors and how errors will be handled.
  16. The document does not mention the potential for misuse of the digital identities by organizations.
  17. The legislation will confirm the legal validity of digital forms of identification equal to physical forms of identification, such as physical passports.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. The Office for Digital Identities and Attributes (ODIA) will ensure trust-marked organizations adhere to the highest standards of security and privacy.