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UK's Government Digital Service extends contracts with Post Office and Digidentity for wobbly Verify ID system


The UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) has signed contract extensions worth £5m with Digidentity and the Post Office for an online identity service which recently fell over.

The two companies support Verify, which the government created to offer citizens access to a range of online services through one identity. According to tender notices, the Post Office has been awarded contracts worth £2.9m and £328,000 while the Dutch digital identity vendor has been given deals worth £1.7m and £192,000 to support the service for another year.

In a perfectly timed moment of digital karma, the service the companies provide decided to start exhibiting technical problems on 4 June that have yet to be resolved.

In a service status notice, Verify said the Digitentity and the Post Office were "experiencing issues" which the companies were "continuing to investigate."

"This is effected [sic] a number of users. This ...


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