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GDS Verify director expects online IDs for everyone in a 'small number of years'

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    The programme director for GOV.UK Verify - the decentralised online ID assurance scheme from the British government - has said that within a "short number of years" everyone will have their own online ID.
    "We think that pretty soon, in a small number of years, everyone will have identity accounts, just like everyone has email and bank accounts," said Janet Hughes. "Bank accounts and credit card accounts to make payments, email accounts to send messages, identity accounts for a repository of trust and to access a whole range of services online."

    "When you have proven your identity once, you can use that account to access a whole range of services. Not just for central government, but for local government, the health sector and even the private sector."

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