25 March 2015
• Royal Mail has been chosen as a partner for the GOV.UK Verify programme to enable individuals to create a digital identity which can be used to sign in securely to Government digital services
• Royal Mail will join a framework of nine identity providers to support the service. Royal Mail will begin helping individuals register to access Government services online by carrying out checks when they apply to create their government online identity from later on this year
• Royal Mail delivers to the UK’s 29 million addresses, six days a week, connecting communities and businesses and has a long track record of supporting its customers with data solutions. Up to two million people a year also use Royal Mail’s Redirection service, which helps them protect themselves from ID fraud
• The provision of the identity verification service is part of Royal Mail’s strategy to innovate and introduce new services where it can grow, while maintaining a leading position in the letters and parcels markets in which it currently operates
Royal Mail has been chosen as a partner for the GOV.UK Verify programme to enable individuals to sign in securely to Government digital services.
Royal Mail has been chosen to participate as one of a group of nine identity providers who have met stringent security and service standards. Royal Mail will carry out checks when individuals apply to create their reusable online identity (ID), confirming their identity information before creation which then allows them access to Government services online from later this year. Currently, nine Government services have signed up to use the GOV.UK service, with many more in the pipeline to follow.
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