PAS 499 standard could be ready in nine months with implications for identity assurance across Whitehall, advocates suggest The British Standards Institution (BSI) has confirmed that it has started work on developing a new standard for enhanced identity and authentication online. Details of the standard’s development emerged the same week that the government’s identity assurance platform, GOV.UK Verify, is due to go live, leading to a suggestion that the Verify team within the Government Digital Service (GDS), should consider engaging with both the MIDAS Alliance and the BSI.
That could help produce an identity service that can be used at higher levels of assurance, by organisations as well as individuals, and across a range of sectors, including both the financial services sector and the public sector, as well as being adopted internationally.
The BSI, working with the MIDAS Alliance, believes the standard, known as PAS 499, is a necessity.
Identity and authentication underpin all online transactions, while recent legislative developments, ranging from the Electronic Identity, Authentication and Signatures Regulation (eIDAS) to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and financial services specific Payment Services Directive 2, have acknowledged a need for greater degrees of cyber security to be adopted.
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