Blair Institute finds that digital IDs can fix existing issues with public service delivery
The Institute predicts economic and social returns in the areas of education, health, immigration and welfare.
The United Kingdom (UK) has 44 sign-in and 190 access methods to government-delivered services, and according to the Tony Blair Institute, this system can become less complicated with the advent of a comprehensive digital ID system.
The digital ID system would require close collaboration with the private sector and civil society and comprise the following elements:
- A single digital wallet, which would allow users to access personal data held in various parts of government.
- Various secure and verifiable digital credentials, such as a digital driving license, which would be stored in and accessed through this wallet.
The Institute predicts economic and social returns in the areas of education, health, immigration and welfare. The report suggests that the implementation of such a system should adhere to three fundamental principles: transparency and control, security and privacy, and speed and usefulness.