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Digital identity is well and truly established as one of the most significant technology trends on the planet, with Digital Transformation Agency Chief, Gavin Slater, listing it as a priority growth area for Australia. Indeed, for a growing number of public stakeholders and citizens, it's already a day-to-day reality.
However, with 5% of Australian’s experiencing financial loss due to identity crime at a combined cost of some $2.2 per year, the need for the private and public sector to collaborate and develop innovative solutions and uses to better manage digital identity has never been more important.
Ahead of the Digital Identity Summit 2018 we explore some of the top digital identity trends Australian organisations are using to not only build cyber fraud resilience, but also improve service delivery by investing in innovative digital identity technologies and systems.
Ahead of the Digital Identity Summit 2018 we take a look at this whitepaper by Australia Post Government & Solutions. This report shares key findings from research undertaken by Australia Post and Boston Consulting Group and explores how we can make every digital interaction safer and simpler for Australians while simultaneously unlocking up to $11 billion in economic value for the Australian economy.
Ahead of the Digital Identity Summit 2018 we chat to Shane Gandy, Director of Identity Management at the NSW Department of Education (NSW DoE). In this article Shane shares with us details of the DoE’s identity management platform and delves into how this platform is supporting enhanced learning and teaching experiences for all staff and students.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT
) has unveiled plans to craft a new form of digital identity on the blockchain Internet.
In the current Internet ecosystem, services such as social media and search engines, provide free access in exchange for user data, which is subsequently sold to advertisers. Users of these services have limited control over how the data is used. In a February 12 blog post, Ankur Patel, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft’s Identity division, revealed details related to the company’s efforts to establish a new paradigm for such transactions. (See also: Blockchain Could Make You The Owner Of Your Data.)
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has revealed its digital identification platform is moving into beta phase, with CEO Gavin Slater telling Senate Estimates on Tuesday morning the next stage will allow individuals to create an online form of ID.
Pointing to last week's launch of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework that sets out the rules and standards for a nationally consistent approach to digital ID, Slater said the framework sits alongside the cloud-based platform the DTA is using for prototyping the digital identification play.
Just as we need to protect Australia’s critical infrastructure—our banking systems, power supplies, ports and roads—we must protect our digital information assets, particularly those that make us a nation legally, culturally, socially and historically.
Digital and digitised data is part of what makes us Australian. It underpins our democracy, our law, our society and how we see ourselves. It’s essentially the evidence of who we were, are and, probably, will be.