Digital identity products are live in the UK, but industry help is needed for the country to build momentum for its digital identity-powered future, heard the industry at the second OIX (Open Identity Exchange) Conference, Identity Trust 2022, in London. A few days later, the government pauses the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDI, sometimes referred to by its previous name, the Data Reform Bill) that would make it happen.
‘Are you ready for digital ID?’
‘Yes’ appeared to be the most straightforward answer to the subline of the OIX conference title. From relying parties to identity verifiers to estate agents, everyone in the industry in the UK is ready. ‘Tough’ would be the response from the government a few days later.
“I feel like we have moved on a bit since last year,” Hannah Rutter, Deputy Director for Digital Identity at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) told the auditorium, as she launched into all the progress.
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