Morpho introduces a digital identity platform for GOV.UK online services

December 15, 2015 - 

Morpho (Safran) announced SecureIdentity, a digital identity service for British citizens and residents to access online government services offered through the UK government’s new GOV.UK Verify program that protects the privacy of their personal data.

Scheduled to go live in early 2016, SecureIdentity is a secure and user friendly mobile application for citizens to authenticate and protect their identities online. Users will be able to create a verified identity account through GOV.UK Verify and once registered, it only takes seconds to prove their identities online. Morpho says there will be neither central storage of information nor any disclosure of personal data without the explicit authorization of the user.

Rather than having to wait days for passwords or ID numbers to arrive in the mail, SecureIdentity will enable immediate and secure access to a range of online government services.

Paul Naldrett, Managing Director Morpho UK, said, “Morpho has long been a preferred partner of governments to help them manage their citizens’ identities, contributing to over 50 programs worldwide, including the UK. Our intimate understanding of this market enables us to assist governments in their digital transformation to the benefit of citizens. The singular focus of SecureIdentity is to facilitate access to online services whilst protecting users from identity fraud. For this reason, we have embedded an extra layer of security into our solution through a dedicated smartphone application.”

Previously reported, Morpho CEO Anne Bouverot recently shared her insights on the future of the digital identity market as well as the company’s plans to accelerate its momentum in this market through strategic product development.

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