European Data Protection Digest

Gov’t Online Identity Scheme Has Yet To Gain Public Trust

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

July 25, 2013

The UK government’s new online identity scheme aims to provide user safety when it comes to verifying identity for public services online. It would involve eight private-sector organizations that would store a “digital passport for UK citizens,” but only nine percent of respondents to a recent survey indicate they’d put their trust in private companies to manage their identity credentials, The Guardian reports.
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