Recommended Reading

Part of governments consumer empowerment Strategy “Better Choices, Better Deals”

Central concept: Organisations commit to hand back data they hold on their current and past customers in digital form to enable individuals to build a fuller picture of their life and use this to plan and manage their live more effectively and make better decisions midata is a UK Government initiative to encourage companies holding customer data to release this data back to customers in a portable, machine readable form.

The long view

New ideas for progressive policy Demos 2010

Data Matching in the Identity Ecosystem

Adoption of an external digital identity asserted by the users Identity Provider requires the organisation to ‘match’ the identity details to customer records within its own systems. This paper has been written as phase one of a discovery project into the matching service element of the identity ecosystem. It explains why it is required, what is already being done by organisations in the area of matching and, of that, what could potentially be reused. Additionally it explains the current challenges faced by organisations such as the service providers and attribute providers who will need to implement data matching in order to adopt and maximise the benefits of identity assurance.

The Third Sector and Future of Stakeholder Engagement in Challenging Times
It’s ours: Why we, not government, must own our data

Liam Maxwell for Centre for Policy Studies

The Case for Personal Information Empowerment

The rise of the personal data store

Personal data empowerment: time for a fairer data deal?

Analysis and recommendations from the Citizens Advice Bureau

Investing in social growth

Can the Big Society be more than a slogan? Geoff Mulgan Young Foundation September 2010

Challenges in Digital Identity

Digital “inclusion” and “uptake” are two of the most interesting, and possibly biggest challenges in the adoption of a ubiquitous digital identity. Are critical questions in this context are:
How do we increase the amount of people that can gain acceptance and access to a digital identity, even in the most difficult to reach demographics in the UK? Secondly how do we ensure they understand and want to use this identity across more than service, gaining maximum benefit for all?
This small scale project focuses on these two challenges.

Private lives

A people’s enquiry into personal information Demos 2010

The Opportunity of Attribute Exchange

How attribute exchange can revolutionise organisations’ interactions with their customers, citizens, and members — from local government to health services, financial services, transport…the opportunities are great.

Personal Data The Emergence of a New Asset Class

Personal data – digital data created by and about people – represents a new economic “asset class”, touching all aspects of society.

Can attribute provision, together with identity assurance, transform local government Services?

Identity assurance is key if we are to enable the digital by default strategy. It provides a means of common access to services across central and local government. But the bigger opportunity arises when we can access and use data. We call this “attribute provision”. This is when it becomes possible to transform services. This white paper reports on the learnings of the Warwickshire County Council Discovery Project that considered how attribute provision can be enabled through the identity assurance infrastructure. This is a practical way to achieve what has long been talked about, a digital infrastructure that enables data to flow freely, cheaply, securely and with the permission of the service user, to underpin the delivery of services online.

“Better for Less” report

How to make Government IT deliver savings Liam Maxwell and others for the Network for the post-bureaucratic age.

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