Have your say on our Position Paper

10 June 2021

In November 2020 we took the first step in our comprehensive consultation on what the future of Digital Identity could look like in Australia.

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Caption: What could the future of Digital Identity look like in Australia?

Consultation helps to inform the development of the Digital Identity legislation that will likely be named the Trusted Digital Identity Bill. This will expand Australia’s Digital Identity system into a whole-of-economy solution, offering access to state, territory, local government and private sector services.

Phase 2 of our 3-phased consultation process is now underway and we’re inviting you to have your say.

Our aim is to establish permanent governance arrangements for the system and enshrine in law a range of consumer protections. It is expected that the legislation will be considered by the Australian Parliament later this year.

We’re now engaging with stakeholders and the public by seeking feedback on the Digital Identity Legislation Position Paper to provide clarity on the following key areas:

  • structure of the legislation
  • scope of the legislation and interoperability with other systems
  • regulatory oversight of the system
  • privacy and consumer safeguards
  • trustmarks
  • liability and redress framework
  • penalties and enforcement
  • administration of charges for the Digital Identity system.

We‘re encouraging anyone who has an interest in digital identity to have their say on the Position Paper.

Closing time

Visit the Have your say page on the Digital Identity website and submit your views by 5:00 pm AEST, 14 July 2021.

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