Online Identity Assurance – opportunity to attend next National Stakeholder Meeting

October 17, 2018 by 1 Comment | Category Data, Digital First, Digital Identity, Digital Public Services, Digital Scotland

As work of the Online Identity Assurance programme approaches the start of the prototyping ‘alpha’ phase next month, it’s that time again for our National Stakeholder Group  meeting.

In the last blog  post, we outlined the work we were planning to do with Open Identity Exchange (OIX). Since then, the project team has held 2 workshops in Edinburgh with OIX, and the outputs are being used to shape the partnership approach to delivering the alpha work.  The alpha itself is planned to run from November 2018, for 6 months.  At its next meeting, the National Stakeholder Group will continue to inform the design, direction and prioritisation of this work.  This is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to work with stakeholders, privacy interests and members of the public to develop the identity assurance approach.

The next National Stakeholder Group meeting is on Wednesday 31st October from 9.45am – 12.45pm, at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. There will be an update on progress from the project team and Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, is also planning to attend, to hear stakeholder views and feedback on the work.

In the spirit and practice of Open Government, the opportunity to register to attend and participate in this event is free and open to everyone.  You can do this via our Eventbrite page .

Look out for more blog posts to come, confirming our forthcoming work priorities, and with further feedback from the programme’s Governance Groups.


 Leona Devlin

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  • Alex D. says:

    I like that fact that this meeting is open to the community as it is mentioned above “in the spirit and practice of Open Government”. At my university, we have an institute dedicated to promote and study the open government, on its website, there is plenty of information on the topic as well as on diverse meetings and conferences addressing it. I hope the material will be useful.

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