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The bill seeks to create a secure and trusted environment for verifying a person’s identity online, by establishing common rules and a regulatory authority. The policy objectives of the bill are to:

  • help drive consistency, trust, and efficiency in the provision of digital identity services
  • support the development of interoperable digital identity services
  • provide people with more control over their personal information and how it is used, and
  • enable the user-authorised sharing of personal and organisational information digitally to access public and private sector services.

The bill would affect digital identity service providers, and organisations which use digital identity services (such as government agencies, banks and utility providers), as well as individuals whose personal information is shared through digital identity services. The committee is looking forward to hearing from the public about these proposed changes to the digital landscape.

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