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GDS seeks help to make Verify go international

Matteo Natalucci Published 15 September 2017

Intention is for UK citizens to be able to prove their identity using a UK digital identity, Verify, to access international services while aboard


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is investigating the international interoperability of GOV.UK Verify and the potential to enable UK citizens to use their Verify accounts internationally.

According to a document on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) marketplace, GDS is looking for a  partner to support building the capability of the UK's digital identity scheme to enable UK citizens to use a Verify identity to access services abroad. This scheme of work is to scope the feasibility of potentially connecting Verify to the eIDAS framework and provide sizings and estimates for the next phase.

The team will be made up of 4 Developers and 4 Web Ops Engineers.

A team in Verify is currently delivering the eIDAS core capability to enable people that hold a digital ID from other member states to prove their identify and use UK services that are on Verify.

All vendors are obliged to provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures so that the processing meets the requirements of GDPR and ensures the protection of the rights of data subjects.

This work will take place in the new GDS office in Whitechapel and needs to be completed by end of March 2018.

The expected contract length is 6 months, with latest start date on November 13.

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