In order to support the anticipated growth of the UK services over the next 5 years, this emerging open market of high-quality identity services will extend interoperability of systems, and further develop trust and transparency between services and their users. Open standards and processes governing the permissible reuse of identity services across the public and private sectors will be crucial to this effort. This white paper explores a significant opportunity that can help accelerate delivery of services: the provision of an independent, reliable and agile repository of digital identity standards and services. As a mechanism to accelerate the provision of this infrastructure of services, an incremental extension of the current OIX ruleset and processes is proposed which would provide a public, trusted registry of services and self-certification process.
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Andrew Hindle, Hindle Consulting