Developing a local role for Verify

17 Mar 2016, 11:24 am

Ian Litton outlines the potential for the Government’s identity assurance platform in proving eligibility for local services

The GOV.UK Verify platform could provide the level of assurance for a wide range of online local services and help to build trust with citizens, Ian Litton told Local Digital Futures.

The commissioning lead for Warwickshire County Council said the authority has been working with the Government Digital Service on how the identity assurance platform could be used in issuing Blue Badge disabled parking permits.

But the potential goes much further, especially if it involves minimising the amount of data that is passed to prove that someone is eligible for a service – effectively moving into the field of ‘attribute exchange’.

He spoke of the move towards an “ecosystem of trust” between the customer, service provider and organisation that can prove eligibility.

Prototypes have been build and user research carrired out, and work is now under with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health to extend the possible uses into new areas.

Full presentation below.