Through the use of remote authentication technologies, there is an opportunity for the identity card scheme to combat online fraud. Currently , the identity cards programme is looking at various alternatives that allow the implementation of secure remote authentication including use of one-time password technology. These technologies offer a mechanism to obtain greater assurance of the identity of individuals during internet transactions.
Work is continuing with representative groups from both private and public sectors to assess how these technologies might be used to supplement existing procedures in practice. However, no final decisions regarding these options have been taken. As a result, no quantifiable benefits connected with online fraud have, as yet, been claimed with the scheme's benefits case.