GOV.UK Verify set to “go live” next week

David Bicknell Published 19 May 2016 Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock reveals switchover plan in speech on data science ethical framework The government has said its GOV.UK Verify identity assurance service will switch from beta to a live service next week.It is understood that this is due to happen next Tuesday. Details of the live switch were made by Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock in a speech this morning launching the new Data Science Ethical Framework. Hancock said, “Privacy or cyber security are nothing without reliable verification of identity. So I’m delighted to announce that GOV.UK Verify has passed its service assessment and will go live next week. “Verify allows secure and straightforward identity checking without the need for an identity database – and underpins the digital transformation of government…


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