If people don’t wake up now, they will sleepwalk into a digital trap which will enslave humanity and keep everything and everyone under control. The government is hurrying to get the Digital ID system up and running. The powers that be are presenting their product as ‘convenient’ and ‘secure’, in order to win trust. Make no mistake: Digital ID is not for your convenience, it’s all about control and greed.
We must fight back, otherwise decisions will be made without our consent. Let’s take back control over our lives, before the control freaks lock us up in their digital trap.
We must refuse Digital ID – see the link to the consultation below. Without our consent they will not be able to implement it.
- Write to the government and let them know that you do not agree to Digital ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take part in our important Writing Challenge 2023 – How to Avoid Digital Slavery
The following is from a forward of the document Digital identity and attributes (Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (emphasis added):
Our economy is becoming increasingly digital. Use of data is driving innovation and boosting productivity. This government is committed to harnessing the power of responsible data use, enhancing growth, and ensuring that data works for everyone — this was set out in the National Data Strategy.
Digital use of personal identity information can be part of this journey. If someone wants to prove who they are when starting a job, moving house, or transacting online, they ought to have the tools do so quickly and securely in a digital manner, as an option alongside using the physical documents we are most familiar with.
Too often, people in the UK have to use a combination of paper documents issued by government, local authorities and the private sector – and a mixture of offline and online routes – when they need to prove something about themselves. And they have to repeat the process for each new transaction.
Online authentication, identity and eligibility solutions can increase security, ease of use and accessibility to public services. They are central to transforming the delivery and efficiency of public services and people’s ability to operate confidently in an increasingly digital economy.
It is estimated that widespread use of digital identity products would be worth around £800m per year to the UK economy. Widespread use of digital identity products could also help to reduce the record levels of abuse of personal data and impersonation to commit fraud in the UK, with over 220,000 cases reported in 2019.
The Government is committed to realising the benefits of digital identity, without creating ID cards. Earlier this year we published a draft of the UK digital identity and attributes trust framework. This document sets out what rules and standards are needed to protect people’s sensitive identity data when used digitally. We will put in place the necessary framework and tools so that digital identity products enhance privacy, transparency, confidence and inclusion, and that users are able to control their data, in line with the principles published in the 2019 Call for Evidence response. We are also developing and piloting a new ‘One Login for Government’ system that will make it easier for everyone to access government services, with users only having to provide data to prove their identity once, and protecting privacy throughout.
It’s vital that we move quickly to keep pace with our international partners. We want people to be able to interact securely across borders and we want to ensure our businesses can compete globally; enabling the use of secure digital identity products is key to these ambitions.
We promised to follow up on other aspects of our Digital Identity Call for Evidence at pace, and this consultation does that now, seeking views on three key issues.
Firstly, to support the trust framework there will need to be a responsible and trusted governance system in place which can oversee digital identity and attribute use and make sure organisations comply with the rules contained within the trust framework. We are using this consultation to solicit views on the exact scope and remit of this governing body. As the consultation makes clear, it will be vital to ensure that this body works closely with other regulators that have oversight of digital services, and supports our wider goals of establishing a coherent regulatory landscape that unlocks innovation and growth.
Secondly, to unlock the benefits digital identities can bring, we need to make it possible to digitally check authoritative government-held data. We need the digital equivalent of checking data sources such as a passport. That’s why we are also consulting on how to allow trusted organisations to make these checks. Finally, we want to firmly establish the legal validity of digital identities and attributes, to build confidence that they can be as good as the physical proofs of identity with which we are familiar.
We continue to work in an open and transparent way, building on the feedback we receive. Industry, civil society, international and academic stakeholders have been vital to the creation of this consultation, and the trust framework. For these tools to deliver the economic, security and privacy benefits for the UK, they need to be trusted – by business, by regulators and most importantly by people. That is why it is so important we get this right.
View the full government document on Digital ID here: DCMS_Digital_Identity_and_Attributes_Consultation
- Digital ID Coming – Pay Attention to this Consultation
- Writing Challenge 2023 – How to Avoid Digital Slavery
Why is Digital ID a concern?
THE EMAIL SHOULD BE THE WAY WE RESPOND. We are being hoodwinked into answering the questionnaire and we should not, we should just send an email with a simple, NO to the whole idea.
Please send your response by 1 March 2023 to The Data Sharing Legislation Team at email@example.com. (Richard Vobes/YT)