Scottish Government to develop a digital identity service


It was recently announced that the Scottish government has granted a two-year contract to the company Scott Logic so as to develop a digital identity service.

Indeed, this new initiative will aim to establish a suite of common platforms across the Scottish public sector, leading to the creation of a single digital identity service for all citizens. In time, this will make it easier for users to prove their identity and securely store their information, as well as choosing which services to share their data with.

Hence, this project will introduce a new and easy-to-use digital identity service for users, which will help prove that they are eligible for a public service or benefit online.

The initiative will be based on four components: secure sign-in, an attribute store, integration with credential providers, and integration with public service organizations. The Scottish government hopes to have the digital system in place by the end of the two-year period.