We have 4 main goals for the future of the United Kingdoms digital services: Ease of use, Connectivity, Security and Privacy. We believe these plans are the best methods to create a more digital society which will increase productivity, increase public service efficiency and increase ease of use like such systems displayed around the world. For example Estonia named â€˜the most advanced digital society in the worldâ€™ where 99% of their government services are available online. Their system used to connect services together saves over 800 years of working time for Estonia a year and on average 5 whole days per year are saved by digital signatures. Imagine what benefits a system like this could have in the UK where it would be on a much larger scale.
The first and key part of our new plan is the Robin Card (shown on pages 6 - 7). A new smart card to secure and tie the system together. The Smart Card is not an Identity Card. It is a merger of pre-existing government cards, a sort of national entitlement card (currently only available in Scotland as issued by the Scottish government). To use the card there will be two pins, one for personal identification and one for digital signing to ensure that the system is secure The card will be able to be used as an Drivers Licence, EHIC, Transport Card, Digital Signature, NHS/HSC Number, NI Number, Library Card, Door Pass, Membership Card and School ID. By default the card is in English, however people can ask for a second language to be on the card whether that is a UK language like Welsh or a international language like Polish. Northern Ireland has its own card with its national services and different colouring.
One card, many services.
The chip must be used for secure transactions such as signing a document, however an NFC chip can be used for transport and other such things. Little identification is on the card to reinforce that this is not an national identity card, but a card used to access services.
Hence there are little security features in the cards design, since the card is only designed with using the chip and the NFC tag which using open source encryption technology is near impossible to fake.
Under this plan all healthcare records will be stored AES-256 encrypted centrally, public or private (if participating) and anonymously. This means that a doctor you have never met before can pull up your data and serve you effectively whether they are public or private. Access to the information is controlled easily using the patients Robin card. They can simply slot it into the doctors computer and give the doctor access to the information. The doctor will then have access to information. All of the doctors access to the information is logged and timestamped for the patient to view on their Robin Card Portal. On that portal users can remove the doctors access to that data putting them fully in control. For those who use private healthcare if their healthcare provider wishes to participate the same applies. They can also take their information with them when they move provider making their healthcare easier to use and move services.
The Robin Card can be filled with credit/season tickets to be used on the UKâ€™s vast public transport network so you can just tap on an ITSO reader and go even using your discounts. The only exceptions are the family and friends which tickets must be rebought and loaded onto the card to tap on the reader to ensure the eligibility for the discount, as you must be travelling with children (as an adult). The Robin Card can also be used as a drivers license. Police Cars and Police Officers will be fitted with many cameras and microphones to prevent corruption and when a card is scanned to check for a drivers license it is logged. Using an algorithm we can try and detect biases. This will help prevent corruption, a system like this is used in Estonia and very successful. These systems will help integrate our vast transport system and keep us moving, and moving easily.
Using the Robin Card Portal, Educators will be able to set homework, mark attendance, accept payments for trips, notify parents of class progress, good work and punishments and send permission slips which can be signed digitally and quickly. This will streamline the education system and keep parents in the loop without relying on children to bring home letters and without wasting paper. We also propose that to invest in ICT education. Children should get 2 ICT Lessons a week and be learning to code from year 2 and every school will have access to a specialist ICT Teacher to ensure every student, rural or urban can get a good ICT Education and we can create a country of digital natives.
if irl labour find this this was for the mhoc labour party :)