Scottish Government Online Identity Assurance Programme – National Stakeholder Group


The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy contains the commitment to work with stakeholders, privacy interests and members of the public to develop a robust, secure and trustworthy mechanism by which an individual member of the public can demonstrate their identity online to access public sector digital services.

To help develop this work, the Scottish Government Online Identity Assurance project team set up the National Stakeholder Group, which brings together interests from service providers, including public bodies and local authorities, privacy interests, industry experts and others with an interest.

Since the last National Stakeholder Group in June, the Project Team have been very busy working to get us ready for the start of the ‘Alpha’ (or prototyping) phase next month.

At this meeting, the Project Team will provide an update on progress and will present and request feedback on our plans for Alpha. Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy will also attend the meeting to share her thoughts on the programme and to hear stakeholder views on the proposed approach.

In the spirit and practice of open government, we are making this meeting open. In addition to the parties we have invited, members of the public who wish to come and participate, or simply observe, are welcome to register. If you would like to come, please register as space is limited.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 31st October, with registration at 9.30am, and then the meeting running from 9.45am till 12.45pm. The venue is the Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT.

Read or follow our blogs if you want to learn more about what has been happening with the programme. We will make the papers and outputs of this and future meetings available online after the meeting as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Scottish Government