Learning from Australia’s past efforts in digital identity


Security concept: Locks on digital background

Truisms of digital identity no longer apply since the last major government effort. Marie Johnson, the former chief technology officer of the Access Card, has written a research paper on the adaptation and digital disruption of identity for this century.

Did we not see the digital era coming — and the role that identity would play?

Headlines such as these …

“The economic impact of identity crime in Australia has been estimated to exceed $1.6 billion every year” and

“ … data integrity problems undermine the operation of the Australian Business Register as the single source of truth for whole-of-government business registrations”

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