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Hey biz – cut fraud with digital ID verification. Yes, like Verify – Maude

Building identity (ID) assurance systems into "customer registration processes" could help businesses cut the cost of fraud, a UK government minister has said. Francis Maude said the Cabinet Office is working with "like-minded organisations" to look into the potential for ID assurance services to be used more extensively in …
OUT-LAW.COM, 6 Feb 2015
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Must diarise: UK.gov Verify ID system will 'definitely' work by 2016

The government insists it will meet its 2016 deadline for all digital services to be underpinned by its gaffe-prone identity assurance system, GOV.UK Verify – despite having failed to move off the increasingly vulnerable Gateway system. By March 2016 the Government Digital Service intends all departments to have integrated …
Kat Hall, 9 Dec 2014
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Verizon, Experian and pals bag £25m to inspect Brits' identities for UK gov

The first private companies to win UK government contracts to verify Brits' identities online have been named. And PayPal is absent from the list despite being in the running for a slice of the £25m pot of public cash. Credit agency Experian, the Post Office, Brit upstart Mydex, Verizon and crypto biz Digidentity have now …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Sep 2013
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Does the existence of Facebook really merit a rewrite of data law?

Comment The British government is keen for more public data and private transactions with taxpayers to be pushed online at precisely the same time as the Home Secretary demands more powers for security services to effectively snoop on communications traffic with the help of telcos and social networks. Add to that the fact that spooks …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jun 2012
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UK.gov digital boss defends ID assurance scheme

The Cabinet Office's newly installed digital captain has robustly defended the department's plans to beef up an identity assurance scheme with the help of banks and internet companies. Mike Bracken, skirting over the fact that a new law will almost certainly be needed to be pushed through Parliament to make such a proposal a …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 Nov 2011
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Google and co join gov's identity marketplace

Google is among 26 companies that have signed up to the government's latest effort to create a British business sector out of the handling of private data and an individual's online identity. data_eye_midata_logo The logo depicts the comforting eye of Sauron midata... UK.gov prefers to cast this agenda as part of its push …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Nov 2011
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UK.gov needs fresh law to protect taxpayers' ID

Exclusive The Cabinet Office's grand plan to farm out the handling of taxpayers' online identities to the private sector will almost certainly be subjected to primary legislation, The Register can reveal. Earlier this week, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude earmarked £10m for his department's ID assurance project. That cash is …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Nov 2011
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Cabinet Office ends website test

A Cabinet Office test of a single website for British government information ended on Friday. It is expected that Francis Maude's department will be making more announcements about Alpha.gov.uk later this week. So far the test website has cost the Cabinet Office £261,000. On conclusion of testing the Alpha.gov.uk domain, the …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Aug 2011
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Cabinet Office government-by-Facebook plans probed

MPs have called on the government to work with the Information Commissioner on how to implement the Cabinet Office's personal data proposals, which include the possibility of farming out its ID-handling to third parties such as banks and Facebook. The Public Administration Select Committee's report entitled Government and IT …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jul 2011
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Plans to move gov online 'lack cyber-security', say MPs

MPs have expressed serious concern about a lack of cyber-security plans detailed in the government's IT and communications strategy. A Public Accounts Committee report warned that the "ambitious" plans laid out by the Cabinet Office in March this year needed further clarity. "The strategy only makes one reference to cyber- …
Kelly Fiveash, 5 Jul 2011
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Alpha.gov.uk preps for beta, prays for funding

The single government domain prototype being developed by a small team of coders is yet to secure any further funding and the clock is ticking on the deadline for feedback from British citizens. Despite that, Alpha.gov.uk is preparing to morph into a beta. Meanwhile, the Cabinet Office's plans to introduce a new "ID assurance …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2011
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Cabinet Office talks to Facebook & co about new ID system

Exclusive Facebook and other social networks could be used by British citizens to sign into public services online, The Register has learned. A Cabinet Office spokeswoman confirmed to us this morning that the department was speaking to "a range of industry" about its ID assurance scheme, a prototype for which is expected in October this …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2011
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Cameron calls for ISP-level parental censorship tools

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned ISPs to be more robust with their plans to provide better tools to help parents censor sexualised content online, or else the government could step in with its own regulation measures. "The social response is not something we can leave to chance. We need to make sure we hold businesses …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Jun 2011

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