26.08.2016

DTO’s digital identity prototype postponed


The Digital Transformation Office is not going to release information about how it plans to build a national digital identity system as originally planned, possibly to avoid a clash with the launch of its “digital marketplace” for technology procurement.

As we’ve previously reported, DTO digital identity leader Rachel Dixon said details of an alpha prototype would be released on August 29, speaking at the Technology in Government conference a few weeks ago.

On Friday afternoon, in response to a different enquiry regarding a public letter to Dixon from the Australian Privacy Foundation, a DTO spokesperson told The Mandarin:

“The launch of the identity framework alpha is not taking place on Monday.”

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