back to article Whitehall goes to White House for advice on 'ID assurance' plans

The Cabinet Office is to join the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), a US-based non-profit providing "certification trust frameworks for open identity technologies", to help with the development of its identity assurance programme. The Cabinet Office's identity assurance team recently visited the White House, where it met up with …

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  1. Graham Marsden
    FAIL

    OIX?

    Pronounced "Oiks"?

    Oik : "a member of the lower classes" - en.wiktionary.org/wiki/oik

  2. Spanners Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Do we really need

    the US government and therefore logically its total disregard of normal confidentiality, US spooks and US corporates seeing what they can get out of us?

    I the UK, we have a government that is perfectly capable of prying into our privacy without help from the USA. We have civil servants and intelligence experts (spooks) who can insert all the necessary back doors into systems and plenty UK corporate greed thank you very much.

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