Public consultation open for the digital identity framework

Jan 13, 2019

Today we’re releasing the third part of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework for public consultation.

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) sits across all elements of the digital identity program to ensure a consistent approach to usability, accessibility, privacy protection, security and more. 

Last year we published the second release of the framework, which included technical information and outlined the support for people creating a digital identity who need extra help. 

Today we’re releasing the third part of the framework for public consultation, which includes 3 new documents and updates to 9 existing documents that form the TDIF.

The main updates in this release include:

  • an architectural overview that describes the functions of the TDIF participants and how they interact
  • requirements for government agencies and organisations that wish to be accredited as attribute providers (this is a new type of accreditation class)
  • technical requirements for government agencies and organisations that wish to be accredited as identity providers and attribute providers
  • ongoing accreditation obligations for TDIF participants, for example, annual audits
  • updates to the Protective Security Requirements to ensure they align with the current edition (2018) of the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework and Information Security Manual
  • updates to the User Experience Requirements to ensure they align with the Digital Service Standard and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

We have already consulted widely on this release with government, privacy experts and industry associations. The feedback we’ve received so far has helped us improve the way we present information and identify areas that need further development. 

We encourage you to look at the documents and provide your feedback through our consultation platform. The feedback period closes on Friday 15 February 2019.
 

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