Improve inclusion in the ID ecosystem through working collaboratively across the public and private sector to enable access to new data, services and methods for inclusion.
- The OIX / TechUK working group on inclusion identified over 35 possible data sources that would improve inclusion. From these a top 10 were identified that had the most immediate benefits for inclusion.
- The working group originally focused on public sector data sets. Consideration should also be given to private sector dataset that would improve inclusion.
- The working group also identified 7 different methods for access to an identity data source.
- Vouching was also explored by the working group as a valid method for introducing actors into the ID ecosystem.
Priority Data Sets: Pursuing the permitted use for identity purposes of the top 10 inclusion data sources. Determine which of the 7 access methods might be applicable to each source. Work with the owners of the source, regulators and data services companies to get the data source made available. It may be necessary to further prioritise the top10 to pick 3-5 to actively pursue. Factors such as legislative barriers, technical access restrictions, presence of a centralised data source Vs distributed should be considered.
Other data sets: Maintain a prioritised long list of data sources and services that would aid inclusion. Swap these into the top 10 to pursue as data ser availability is achieved or is proven impossible.
Standards: Ensure development of standards increase inclusion rather than restrict options for customers
Vouching: Clarify and agree enhancements to GPG45 (or support ops manual) to make it clear how vouching is supported. What are the legal considerations WRT vouching? A separate guide to vouching processes could be considered?
Promotion: Work with government and private sector to promote the commercial & social case for innovation around inclusion
International: Consider how data set use, standards and the approach to vouching can be leveraged in a global context - what best practise can the UK export?
Authentication methods: What a alternative authentication methods are available and acceptable for those who do not have a smartphone, or access to a computer.
This working group is run in collaboration with TechUK