The creation of the Industry Delivery Group (IDG) by the Money and Pensions Service heralds the start in earnest of the delivery of a Pensions Dashboard infrastructure for the UK which is a key next step in the evolution of Digital Identity in the UK. The consultation on the Pensions Dashboard stated that individuals’ identities should be verified to the “GPG45 standard”. This pragmatic alignment will pave the way for individuals to re-use their identities already created under the Verify scheme to access both their state and their private sector pensions. This would make it the first example of interoperability across identity schemes in the UK. OIX stands ready to assist the IDG in the implementation of a truly interoperable solution.

David Goodman

Executive Director, Open Identity Exchange