The United Kingdom government’s “ID Assurance” program that accesses certain government services will be able to include social networks, reports The Telegraph.
The ID Assurance program hopes to allow independent verification of government-based online transactions. It’s expected to launch a prototype this October to use with the Department for Work and Pension’s universal credits, NHS HealthSpace, HMRC’s one click program and the Skills Funding Agency.
Social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter may be incorporated into the product, though the level of access via these tools is yet to be determined.
Opposition groups will be looking at the details of this program to ensure the citizens’ civil liberties aren’t compromised.
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