Gatekeeper Legal Evaluation Panel

This panel makes sure legal documents are in order so that organisations can become accredited as gatekeepers.

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What this panel does

The Gatekeeper Legal Evaluation Panel checks legal documents for organisations applying for gatekeeper accreditation.

It also does this for service providers who want to amend legal documentation they’ve previously had approved.

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Documents the panel checks

PO 01 Certificate Policy (except for Special Category)

A Certificate Policy (CP — a public document) describes the conditions attached to the use and application of certificates.

It is a named set of rules that indicates the applicability of a certificate to a particular community and/or class of application with common security requirements.

It also documents the CAs policies on issues such as: obligations/ responsibilities of participants, liability, financial arrangements, confidentiality, intellectual property and privacy.

This document is evaluated against RFC 3647 Internet X.509 CP and CPS Framework, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Archives Act 1983 (Cth).

PO 02 Certification Practice Statement

A Certification Practice Statement (CPS — a public document) is a statement of the practices that a CA employs in managing the certificates it issues and includes both legal and technical issues.

A CA with a single CPS may support multiple Certificate Policies (used for different application purposes and/or different certificate user communities). It is possible that different CA’s with non-identical CPS’s may support the same certificate policy.

This document is evaluated against RFC 3647 Internet X.509 CP and CPS Framework, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Archives Act 1983 (Cth).

PO1a End User Agreement (except for Special Category)

Subscriber and Relying Party Agreements should contain a summarised plain English version of the terms and conditions set out in the CPS and relevant CP.

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Standards and legislation used in the evaluation process

  • RFC 3647 Internet X.509 CP and CPS Framework

  • Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

  • Archives Act 1983 (Cth)

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Australian Government Solicitor (AGS)

50 Blackall Street


ACT 2600

Contact: Tony Beal

(02) 6253 7231


Blake Dawson

Level 11

12 Moore Street


ACT 2601

Contact: Georgina Adams, partner

(02) 6234 4059


Norton Rose Australia

Level 15

485 Bourke Street


VIC 3000

Contact: Bernard J O’Shea, partner

(03) 8686 6573


Minter Ellison Lawyers

GPO Box 369


ACT 2601

Contact: Debra Tippett

(02) 6225 3027


DLA Piper

DLA Piper

55 Wentworth Avenue


ACT 2603

Contact: Caroline Atkins, partner

(02) 6201 8789


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