Best Digital Identity - Simple, consent-based

BEST DIGITAL IDENTITY Simple, consent-based

Digital identity is how people are represented legally offline and online. In its broadest sense it applies to every aspect of daily life in digital society, allowing simple, inclusive and secure access to public and private services from A to Z. 


It enables government to fulfil its role while designing the solution for people, ensuring widespread adoption and safeguarding data privacy.


From birth registration, education, finance, health and social care to travel, shopping, leisure and entertainment.  At home and abroad. Throughout a lifetime.

Improving ease of access and use for holders and verifiers

Access to digital services in today’s world can be overwhelming. The need to register a new login and password for each service and show supporting physical identity documents leads many to take short cuts. This can compromise online privacy and security and undermine the sense of data ownership.

How can an effective digital identity solution help?

  • Ease of use - Faster and simpler onboarding with access to an integrated range of services based on stored foundational identity credentials. Allows people to manage different digital applications and e-government services in one place, including health, social security, education, taxes, telecommunications and more, creating a seamless user experience.


  • Re-usability - Reduces the need for repeated identity proofing processes as foundational government-issued credentials remain constant and can be reused and reactivated for different purposes.  Reduces the risk of manual errors, lowers the cost of KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures and time spent onboarding.


  • Consent and control - People have control over their digital identity data and are individually responsible for providing consent over the disclosure of specific personal information. This provides an added layer of confidentiality not possible in the past as people can selectively share only the minimum identity attributes required for a particular transaction (e.g. country of citizenship or date of birth).