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GDS picks Experian for roles in Digital Identity Programme

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The Government Digital Service (GDS) has awarded consumer credit reporting company Experian two contracts within the Digital Identity Programme.

The larger is a £9.1 million, two-year deal to provide an identity fraud checks service. The smaller covers email and phone validation and is valued at £1.9 million, also for two years.

Neither of the contract notices provides much detail on the services to be provided, but they amount to the latest step in the development of the Digital Identity Programme, which is developing means to verify identities for access to central government digital services.

Over recent months GDS has awarded contracts to Deloitte as professional services delivery partner for the development of the One Login service, to 6 Point 6 for architecture services, and to iProov for biometric and genuine document checking services in support of an app to check digital identities.

It has also recently launched a beta version of One Login with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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