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Digital Technology: Proof of Identity

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 25096, tabled on 4 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the remit of the Digital Identity Unit is; and what steps he is taking with the Cabinet Secretary to help ensure coherence between that Unit’s work and the digital identity policy responsibility of that Department.

Answered on

9 March 2020

The Digital Identity Unit brings together officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the the Government Digital Service. It is tasked with developing a trusted digital identity market in the UK.

GDS is responsible for the use of digital identity in government and DCMS is responsible for digital identity for the whole economy.

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