"pleased.." "developed an IDa solution that can be implemented without new legislation. "
I''ll just bet they are.
Given what a clustf**k the ID cards bill was.
Tony Blair is long gone but his infection is as virulent as ever.
"will enable people to assert their identity online safely and securely"
It is a "service" the government (IE a bunch of senior civil servants and the occasional gong hunting Minster) demand
it will be neither safe nor secure.