GOV.UK Verify trusted identities to be available to the private sector
Distributed Digital Identity specialists Mvine Ltd announces today it has delivered its Identity Hub Service on the GOV.UK Verify Sandbox. Mvine is working with Cabinet Office on this sandbox project. The move means Government trusted identities created under the Verify scheme will be able to be used by private sector businesses for the first time to assure identity in a wide range of interactions and transactions.
Frank Joshi, Director at Mvine, said: “Mvine is one of the first companies to stand up an identity hub in this Cabinet Office Sandbox project to offer government trusted identities to the private sector. It starts with us delivering our identity hub in a sandbox environment for the private sector to test and trial GOV.UK Verify identities, with the ambition to go live during the summer of 2017.”
Jim Purves, Consultant at Open Identity Exchange and Verify, said: “In order to empower citizens with the true value of their trustworthy digital identity, they must be able to use it in private sector digital services. Adoption by the private sector will also deliver significant value to the private sector.”
David Rennie, Industry Engagement Lead, Identity Assurance Program at Cabinet Office, said “A number of private sector organisations have asked us for a way to explore and test Verify, to understand in more detail how it could work for them. To address this we are working with organisations interested in building test environments that simulate how they might connect to certified companies. These environments will enable these organisations to understand some of the implications of a private sector Verify framework, including the requirements involved in connecting to Verify and the path to live operations.”
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