Digital Identity APPG

First Registered: 31/01/2018 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To raise awareness of Digital ID issues by providing a forum for briefings and discussion. The group will address how Digital ID systems and techniques affect consumers and businesses and its role in the smooth working of the UK economy and society. The group will promote inclusion and understanding for non-specialists.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Digital Identity

1. UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks
29/04/2020 - Inquiry: UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks - Science and Technology Committee
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Found: Submitted by Onfido (C190014) The role of Digital Identity in Immunity Passports The Challenge:

2. Digital identity
19/07/2019 - Cabinet Office
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Found: Digital Identity: Call for Evidence July 2019

3. Confirming identity: countersignatory and digital referees
09/07/2021 - HM Passport Office
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Found: 2021 Confirming ID: countersignatory and digital referees Version 1.0 Her Majesty™s Passport

4. Encouraging the use of digital technology in identity verification (PG81)
12/03/2021 - HM Land Registry
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Found: Guidance Encouraging the use of digital technology in identity verification (PG81) Information

5. Using authenticators to protect an online service
14/05/2020 - Government Digital Service (GDS)
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Found: From: Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service Documents Using authenticators

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Digital Identity

1. Digital Identity and Attributes Consultation
19/07/2021 - Written Statements

1: consultation on enabling legislation to strengthen digital identity use for the whole economy.More and - Speech Link

2. Digital Identification Protocol
20/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: what plans they have to introduce a distributed digital identification protocol for the United Kingdom - Speech Link
2: governance and legislation to enable a UK digital identity market. The DCMS published a draft trust framework - Speech Link
3: to run proofs of concepts in when it comes to digital ID? Further, does my noble friend agree with the - Speech Link

3. Verify: Digital Identity System
26/11/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: started with high hopes for its flagship Verify digital identity system, aiming for 25 million users by 2020 - Speech Link
2: government service, will continue to provide a digital identity service to the public sector, and it is talking - Speech Link
3: Democrats in the coalition, Labour’s national identity card scheme, which would have dealt with this - Speech Link

4. Distributed Ledger Technologies
18/07/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: supporting the development and uptake of emerging digital technologies in the UK, including distributed ledger - Speech Link
2: verify their identity without the so-called concerns that people used to have about identity cards with - Speech Link
3: Government Digital Service fallen behind the times with the development of its Verify digital identity system - Speech Link

5. Data Strategy
24/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: wider public with them in going through their digital transformation, which ought to improve the efficiency - Speech Link
2: Lords, the Government’s call for evidence on digital identity was issued in July 2019; it rightly emphasised - Speech Link
3: My Lords, one of the things that I found while digital champion for the UK was the shocking lack of data - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Digital Identity
1. Digital Technology: Proof of Identity
asked by: Neil Coyle
18/03/2020
... when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on digital identity that closed on 15 September 2019.

2. Digital Technology: Proof of Identity
asked by: Lord Clement-Jones
03/07/2020
... following the close of their Call for Evidence on Digital Identity.

3. Proof of Identity: Digital Technology
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
26/05/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist businesses in creating digital identity services.

4. Digital Technology: Proof of Identity
asked by: Chi Onwurah
09/03/2020
... what the remit of the Digital Identity Unit is; and what steps he is taking with the Cabinet Secretary to help ensure coherence between that Unit’s work and the digital identity policy responsibility of that Department.

5. Proof of Identity: Digital Technology
asked by: Eddie Hughes
27/03/2019
... if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that digital ID has carries the same age proofing weight as a passport or other physical ID document.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate Portrait
Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 8th May 2019
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom Portrait
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Baroness Neville-Rolfe Portrait
Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dean Russell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: dean.russell.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Andrew Henderson, Wychwood Consulting Ltd, Wychwood House, Alton Road, South Warnborough, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1RP. Tel: 01256 861 813

Email: andrew.henderson@wychwoodconsultingltd.co.uk

Secretariat:

Wychwood Consulting Ltd acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.wychwoodconsultingltd.co.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.appgdigitalid.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Jan 2021
Source
Wychwood Consulting Ltd is paid by Yoti Ltd to act as the group's secretariat.
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2021 To : 19/01/2022
Value
£10,501
Date
20 Jan 2020
Source
Wychwood Consulting Ltd is paid by Yoti Ltd to act as the group's secretariat.
Description
Secretariat   From : 20/01/2020 To : 19/01/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
19 Dec 2018
Source
Yoti pays Wychwood Consulting Ltd to act on its behalf as the group's secretariat
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/12/2018 To : 18/12/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
19 Dec 2017
Source
Wychwood Consulting Ltd
Description
Yoti Ltd pays Wychwood Consulting Ltd to act on its behalf as the group's secretariat.   From : 19/12/2017 To : 19/12/2018
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Digital Identity APPG

Former APPG Officers
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 7th August 2020
Eddie Hughes Portrait
Eddie Hughes
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Walsall North
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Douglas Ross Portrait
Douglas Ross
Officer
Conservative - Moray
Joined: 8th May 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Bingo
Ann Coffey Portrait
Ann Coffey
Officer
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Stockport
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
None Portrait
Lord Vaux of Harrowden
Officer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
None Portrait
Lord Lucas
Vice Chair
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 13th February 2019
Baroness McGregor-Smith Portrait
Baroness McGregor-Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 13th February 2019
Lord Vaizey of Didcot Portrait
Lord Vaizey of Didcot
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 2nd January 2019