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One Login to rule ’em all – UK looks to single digital ID for public services

(by Joe Devanesan | TechHQ) – The UK government has announced that it has selected Deloitte to develop a digital identity mobile application to enable access to public services in the country. The secure one-stop-shop app, aptly coined One Login for Government, will allow citizens to prove their identity online and access government services.

One Login to digitize public services

The UK government’s flagship project for digitizing public services’ is expected to go live in April 2022 and will be fully deployed by 2025. The One Login project will see a single online account for citizens to access all the public services they are entitled to, from healthcare and benefits to education and housing.

This will include a universal digital identity platform, which will allow people to log in securely to multiple services with one set of credentials. Reports have estimated that implementing One Login may cost the country around US$550 million.

The initial project was dubbed GOV.UK Verify, and has been ongoing for almost close to a decade. It has consistently been plagued with technical issues and suffered a lack of support from some government departments. Read Full Article >

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