29th February 2024 by Stewart Hamilton
Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer, provides strategic information security direction, assurance, and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work to introduce ScotAccount. ScotAccount is an online service that allows people to sign in to public services in a user-centred and secure way. It makes accessing services easier and...
27th October 2023 by Stewart Hamilton
Laurie Brown, Digital Information Security Officer within Scottish Government, provides strategic information security direction, assurance and governance across a number of Scottish Government digital public services including the work of the digital identity programme.
23rd June 2023 by Stewart Hamilton
The digital identity service, ScotAccount, went live in partnership with Disclosure Scotland, as a pilot, which we call ‘private beta’ at the end of February 2023. ScotAccount has been integrated into Disclosure Scotland’s new online service, providing users with digital access to their disclosure results. This supports delivery of the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020.
15th November 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
You can hear more about our progress and future plans by joining our online event on 16 November (14:00-16:00). Registration for ‘A digital identity service for Scotland’ is now open – and everyone is welcome.
1st November 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
During the development of the digital identity service, we have embraced the Scottish Approach to Service Design with people actively taking part in the definition, design and delivery of the digital identity service.
14th October 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
The aim of the digital identity service is to improve people’s access to public services by providing them a safe, reusable and easy way to prove who they are or that they are eligible for a public service.
8th April 2022 by Stewart Hamilton
Tom Wallace, Service Customer Team Lead on the digital identity programme, provides an update on the programme’s partnership with Disclosure Scotland and encourages other interested organisations across Scotland to get in touch. What does our service aim to deliver? The digital identity service is just one of the common platforms being developed by the Scottish...
14th July 2021 by Stewart Hamilton
The Digital Identity Programme National Stakeholder Event, held online on 19 May 2021, successfully brought together 232 participants from public bodies, local government, the third sector, NHS, Scottish Government, UK and Northern Ireland Governments and suppliers, to hear how the programme is shaping up. Attendees welcomed the sessions describing the high level ambition, clarity of...
19th March 2021 by deborahamzil
Susie Braham, Head of Data and Digital Identity Policy Unit within Digital Directorate tells us about plans to host an online digital identity stakeholder event. Last week, we launched our new Digital Strategy: ‘A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive in a Digital World’. It contains a commitment to introduce a digital identity service for Scotland,...
17th November 2020 by Stewart Hamilton
Claire Lumsdaine, Product Manager for Digital Identity in the Scottish Government, provides an update on the work of the Digital Identity Scotland programme. In our last Blog, we invited interest in an Industry Engagement event, shared material about our prototype work from earlier in the year as well as the outputs from some of our...