Digital Technology: Proof of Identity:Written question - 25096

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 04 March 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Digital Technology: Proof of Identity
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 by: Matt Warman
Answered on: 09 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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