Smart cities and democracy, cross-border digital government, de-anonymisation, savings from design systems
🌍 The MOSIP identity project has started open-sourcing its code. It would be great to see a human rights review of the code along the lines of fellow digitalHKS fellow Beatrice Martini's work on internet protocols.
🇬🇧 Local adoption of centrally operated platforms continues in the UK. GOV.UK Verify, the federated identity verification platform is being trialled by local government in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. And GOV.UK Notify has been used by (the wonderfully named) Dacorum Borough Council to save residents £22k in court fines.
🇬🇧 The UK Health Secretary has been using decidedly 'government as a platform' style language to talk about digital healthcare: "when it comes to the NHS's technical architecture we need to move from a jenga world to a lego world" It's also similar to the language used to describe India's proposal for a National Health Stack.