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Implementing a 21st Century Approach to Digital Identity

– ComputerWeekly

UK government advisor and technologist, Jerry Fishenden, on how the UK can position itself to be a world leader in secure, privacy-enhancing and trusted technology

In this blog, Fishenden sets out the way in which the UK can position itself as a world leader in secure, privacy-enhancing and trusted technology that will improve security, as well as help reduce fraud, forgery and misuse.

He argues that using the current paper passports - but enabling them to also be able to work securely online - would be an improved approach to data management.

The UK has a wealth of talent, across government, academia, civil society and industry, that can position us as a world leader in secure, privacy-enhancing and trusted technology

He also explains how disclosing, and sharing less of our personal data, is the key to a system that is fit for the 21st century.

At a time when democracy and freedom face increasing threats, the UK can play a leading role in their renewal and protection. We can seize the opportunity to send an inspirational message to the world – that technology can be designed and used for good, to enhance and promote the values of democracy, freedom, and privacy rather than to undermine them

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