CW360: What IT wants from the Chancellor

Pete Marsden, chief technology officer at online bank Egg, praised Tony Blair’s efforts to get the UK population online and called for further Budget measures to accelerate the process.

He proposed funding for a government-backed digital identity scheme. “Rather than Microsoft or Liberty Alliance providing digital identity systems, I would like to see the government involved. It is difficult for people to accept or trust commercial organisations unless they are linked to the government.”

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