The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy contains the commitment to develop a robust, secure and trustworthy mechanism by which an individual member of the public can demonstrate their identity online, to access public sector digital services.
This important work is now progressing and the Online Identity Assurance project team have shared their Programme Plan which sets out actions on how this work will develop.
The Online Identity Assurance project team is working closely with the Improvement Service, to ensure that the delivery of our respective programmes of work are aligned. This includes the sharing of existing expertise and experience, together with any new learning that emerges via the new programme. Our expectation is that Improvement Service will continue to support digital public services in local authorities and within Health, including the myaccount sign-in service, consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the relationship between Scottish Government and Improvement Service for delivery of their programmes.
To read the Programme Plan, meeting papers and other documents from the Online Identity Assurance project team, visit their blog at: https://blogs.gov.scot/digital/
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Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
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