Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Media release: Australian Government accredits second digital identity provider

24 July 2019

The Hon Stuart Robert MP

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

The Australian Government has accredited Australia Post’s Digital iD service as a trusted identity service provider under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).

The TDIF sets the rules and requirements for participants of the digital identity system and delivers on the privacy, safety and security expectations of users.

Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert, congratulated Australia Post on the accreditation and said the digital identity federation is designed to have multiple identity providers to give those using the system choice.

‘The introduction of Australia Post as a second identity provider into the digital identity system is one of the foundational steps needed for the system to develop into a true whole of economy solution,’ Minister Robert said.

‘The Morrison Government continues to build trust, privacy and security into the digital identity system.

‘It is designed to ensure that the identity system is reliable, trustworthy and meets user needs.

‘This makes sure every Government agency and organisation that becomes part of the identity system is held to the same high standards. In the future, we look forward to having many government agencies, banks, or other organisations undergo accreditation to become part of the identity system.

‘Providing Australians with choice and control of who they share identity information with was one of the recommendations of the Financial Services Inquiry that we have delivered on.’

TDIF has been developed iteratively and in consultation with privacy advocates, industry experts, the Australian Payments Council, States and Territories and the broader community over the past 3 years.

The fourth iteration of the TDIF will be released at the end of 2019 and will focus on optimising the opportunity for interoperability across the broader economy.

For more information about the Trusted Digital Identity Framework, please visit: https://dta.gov.au/tdif

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