Verizon, Experian and pals bag £25m to inspect Brits’ identities for UK gov

The first private companies to win UK government contracts to verify Brits’ identities online have been named. And PayPal is absent from the list despite being in the running for a slice of the £25m pot of public cash.

Credit agency Experian, the Post Office, Brit upstart Mydex, Verizon and crypto biz Digidentity have now inked deals to deliver the first “live services”, the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service team said in a blog post this morning.

The firms promise to provide a way for citizens to securely prove who they are when logging into government websites. The GDS explained:

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk