Online Identity Assurance – Working with OIX

August 22, 2018 by No Comments | Category Digital Identity, Digital Public Services, Digital Transformation Service

In our last blog post, we outlined what we want to achieve in the next phase of our Online Identity Assurance project, the Alpha.

We have looked at best practice worldwide, especially the way that the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) have collaborated with the private sector to tackle common issues around digital identity verification and authentication. Over the last five years they have collaborated on a large number of projects with the Open Identity Exchange – known widely as OIX – to advance understanding of, and develop solutions for particular problems around identity.

As a worldwide, non-profit, cross-sector membership organization that provides industry leadership for online identity assurance, OIX are a natural fit with the aims of what we are seeking to do in Scotland. They collaborate with governments, councils, identity providers and a host of others to address complex challenges around assurance.

The Scottish Government has now joined the OIX and is now investigating if the next phase of work could be delivered in collaboration with them.

In the first instance, OIX will be hosting two workshops with us in Edinburgh, bringing members of our project team and other interested areas of the Scottish public sector together with OIX members including specialist technical companies and identity providers active within the OIX’s community of interested partners, to explore in detail the current plans for Alpha and how they could form part of those plans.

Check out some examples of the Open Identity Exchange’s work here and keep an eye on our blog for more updates soon.

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