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Latest News from tScheme [15.04.2013]

[15.04.2013] For all of you following the progrees of the Identity Assurance Program being run out of the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office, a new blog has just been posted emphasising the importance of ‘Certification’ as the means of ensuring the delivery of assured identities by the Identity Providers to the relying Government services.

[01.02.2013] tScheme is again pleased to announce another Approval. Experian Limited has successfully completed the tScheme Approval process and ‘ID Safe’ is now an Approved Service.

[14.12.2012] tScheme is pleased to announce another Approval. The Metropolitan Police Service has successfully completed the tScheme Approval process and is now an Approved Service.

[01.09.2012] tScheme is again pleased to announce another new Member now that the Cabinet Office has also now joined tScheme.

[01.07.2012] tScheme is pleased to announce a new Member now that Mydex has now joined tScheme.


For all the news from tScheme see our Bulletin page.


What does the tScheme mark represent?

People and organisations need to have trust in e-Commerce. To this end, new commercial security services, generally called "trust services", are being introduced to help defend against fraud and loss of privacy. So we all need to be confident that these Trust Service Providers, or TSPs, will deliver the services they claim to offer honestly and expertly.

tScheme is the independent, non-profit making, industry led body set up to approve these services and provide that confidence. Membership of tScheme is now actively encouraged across all interested sectors of UK industry, and a broad range of organisations are already represented and contributing to our development. Contributions from representatives of the end user community who need to rely on Trust services are particularly welcome.

As awareness of e-security grows then an increasing number of end users and relying parties are looking for extra assurance before committing to online transactions. In particular they will look for a web seal to show that a website operates to particular standards. In the same way, the tScheme Mark acts as a trust seal to show that the service provider is following best practice.

When a trust service carries the tScheme mark, you can be secure in the knowledge that:



For each service, tScheme approval is regularly reviewed and may be withdrawn.

For further information, or to discuss membership, please contact tScheme



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