On 1 September 2020, the Government outlined the next steps for the UK’s digital identity. Consumer rights around digital identity are set to be strengthened, to enable its wider use across the country. Reports show that the digital identity market could add 3% to UK GDP by 2030.
Following a call for evidence, published by DCMS, the Government plans to update existing laws and to provide a new set of guiding principles for policy development. This comes after 2.6million people made a claim for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme online since its launch on 13 May 2020, with 1.4 million having no prior digital identity credentials and needing to pass through HMRC’s identity verification service.
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