More on the "Identity Assurance programme "

James Firth james2 at
Tue Nov 1 21:34:33 GMT 2011

William Heath wrote:
> - will the "ID providers" thrive as a separate new business or simply
> merge into the other sorts of verification service (because verifying a
> name or an account number is no different from verifying any other
> attribute)

I know it doesn't need saying, but I am going to anyway. Given this, and the
obvious commercial and cost-saving benefits to banks etc, why the hell is
£10m of public money being chucked at the problem?

(Apologies for using the list like my blog)

James Firth

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