OAIC wants legislation seeking to expand digital ID services to be more aligned with CDR

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The Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) Trusted Digital Identity Bill is in its final phase of development before it is introduced into Parliament. The Bill seeks to expand the application of Australia’s federal digital identity system to state and territory governments and the private sector.

While the federal government already has its Trusted Digital Identity Framework in place, the framework is only applicable to federal government entities and not applicable to states and territories or the private sector. The Bill, if passed, would create another framework that allows state and territory governments and the private sector to facilitate online transactions requiring a digital identity, which the DTA hopes will reduce friction and delay in online environments.

In this final phase, the DTA has been calling for relevant stakeholders to review the Bill’s exposure draft, with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) calling for various privacy changes ranging from consent definitions to alignment with other government regimes to limiting law enforcement access.

On the consent front, the OAIC — which is set to be the regulator of the legislation’s privacy requirements — said the Bill should explicitly limit the maximum duration of an enduring consent to

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