Digital ID: Can governments get citizens on board?

June 20, 2024
Data & ID

The development of digital identities is one of the key building blacks for the government of the future. Global Government Forum research has identified digital ID systems as an essential capability in realising visions of more seamless services wrapping around the user.

However, governments have also noted that there is some vocal pushback against these plans, with the UK government having been moved to publish a myth-busing article over its plans to develop digital identify verification for online services.

This webinar will look at how government can tackle the objections people have to digital ID, and how it can prove the usefulness of digital IDs in providing more integrated services.

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45


Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, Facilitator, Global Government Forum

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.