Feedback sought on national standards for digital identity

Release Date: 
16 November 2017
Media release

Public comment is being sought on draft national standards and rules that will frame the Australian Government’s digital identity program.

Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, said the Trusted Digital Identity Framework was now available for public feedback, following a period of consultation with government, industry and privacy representatives.

“The framework sets out a nationally-consistent approach to how digital identity will managed,” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

“People are able to provide feedback on just one or all of the 14 documents that make up the framework.

“This includes documents outlining how providers will be accredited, privacy, security, risk and fraud management requirements, as well as standards for usability and accessibility.

“The framework sits alongside the Digital Transformation Agency’s Govpass technology platform, which is currently in private beta.

“This will give people the choice to set up a digital identity once, and complete their business with a range of online government services rather than visiting a shop front.”

The draft Trusted Digital Identity Framework is available for feedback until 8 December 2017 at the Digital Transformation Agency website.