Government Digital Identity – Combatting Fraud

Day 1
15 Sep 2017

Chair’s welcoming remarks

Our regular chairman, David Bicknell, welcomes all delegates, sponsors, and speakers to our conference and sets out the day’s agenda.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData


Analyst Keynote

The conference begins with an analyst keynote from a representative on one of the UK’s leading analyst firms. Insight and commentary on the current state of play of the UK digital identity sector, with particular focus on the developing situations within the public sector.

Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
Principal Analyst - Central Government
GlobalData


Government Keynote

A senior government official will discuss the current state of play of digital identity for the whole economy and plans for future policy development of digital identity across the public sector as a whole. 

Questions and answers on the UK Government Trust Framework

The UK Government’s published the Trust Framework guidelines in 2021, to sets out a path that guides the principles, policies, procedures and standards in the use of digital identity when transacting with government services. This session will explore the details of the Trust Framework in the context of citizen identity requirements for the 2020s and beyond. The panel will look at the likelihood of acceptance of the rules of the Trust Framework road for both citizens and vendors. Is the Trust Framework a less prescriptive approach than Verify and can it, therefore, offer a citizen ID that will work for all stakeholders?  And, could the consistency baked into the framework be its Achilles Heel?

Have your questions ready for the panel.

Central government & the battle against Fraud

This session focuses on the challenges faced by one of the large central government department with one of the biggest battles against fraud. We highlight some of the success stories, and some new and also future concerns coming to light during 2020.

Identity in Action – iProov

We speak with Andrew Bud CBE, Founder and CEO of the innovative and successful Identity provider iProov to discuss tackling fraud and some of the challenges ahead that face the public sector specifically.

Andrew Bud CBE
Andrew Bud CBE
Founder & CEO
iProov


11:10 - 11:20

MORNING COMFORT BREAK

Is digital government a technology or political design problem?

A discussion led by Kirsty Innes, Head of Digital Government at The Tony Blair Institute for Change.  This session aims to set Digital ID in the broader context of efforts to drive government digital transformation, and examine how the pandemic has accelerated and hindered progress.

Kirsty Innes
Kirsty Innes
Head of Digital Government
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


Identity in Action

We speak with a leading figure from the identity supplier community to discuss industry wide issues such as innovation, collaboration, and some of the challenges ahead facing the public sector specifically.

Local Authority Digital Identity

At our virtual conference in November 2020, we presented the findings of our Local Authority Digital Identity Survey, which gave some great insight into the current situations across multiple councils and local government organisations across the UK. Jessica Figueras will give an update on some of the work we have done in this space during 2021 and discuss some of the opportunities for local. authorities to move forwards with their various digital identity projects.

Jessica Figueras
Jessica Figueras
Vice-Chair
UK Cyber Security Council


12:40 - 13:00

LUNCHTIME COMFORT BREAK

Welcome back from the Chair

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData


Regulations, government, and anti-fraud

According to the “Crowe Report 2019” in the UK, fraud losses are around £130 billion per year. To mitigate fraud, financial transactions come under the scrutiny of regulations. The UK, a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has a robust framework of such regulations.  On 10th January 2020, the U.K. revised its anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regime in line with the fifth Anti-Money Laundering (5AML).

This session looks at how regulations such as 5AML affect government bodies when performing financial transactions with citizens.

Combatting Fraud

This session focuses on a case study, highlighting the fight against identity fraud.

Open Banking How it Can Be Used for Digital Identity Transaction in Government Services

Open Banking delivers bank customer data through the open banking API initiative that evolved out of the EU’s PSD2 regulation. Figures from the ONS show that 76% of the UK adults have internet bank access. Open Banking applies to anyone who can login to a bank account using the internet. Because of this, Open Banking offers an important way to for customers and councils to connect; the users logging into their online bank account and consenting to share already KYC checked personal data. The council can then use the assurance offered by a bank to create user accounts, pre-fill forms, set up payments, and even use as federated authentication option. This session will demonstrate how this can be done and how easily a government service can connect their system to Open Banking to provide assured identity data.

Susan Morrow
Susan Morrow
Head of Research & Development
Avoco Secure


International Identity

This regular session look at examples of best digital identity practice, experience and learnings from identity experts across Europe and beyond. Normally we hear from global suppliers and industry experts, but for this conference we will be hearing from Identity professionals from various governments around the world to learn about their various experiences and enable us to get a wider perspective on the important identity issues for governments across the globe.

Colin Wallis
Colin Wallis
Executive Director
Kantara Initiative


Sophie Ankarcrona Thelin
Sophie Ankarcrona Thelin
Digital Identity Policy Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure
Government of Sweden


Jonathan Thorpe
Jonathan Thorpe
General Manager for Digital Identity and myGov
Digital Transformation Agency, Australian Government


Futures Panel

We close with our regular panel session discussing what tomorrow’s identity sector might look like.

Diane Joyce
Diane Joyce
Executive Team
Women in Identity


Elinor Hull
Elinor Hull
Identity Services Director
Post Office


Chair’s Summary

Our chair, David Bicknell, summarises some of the of the sessions that you have heard this morning and that you can still view a breakout session with one of our supplier partners.

David Bicknell
David Bicknell
Principal Analyst, Technology Thematic Research
GlobalData