Digital identity consultation, round three


Public consultation has begun around a package of additions and updates to the federal government’s system of rules, standards and accreditation for digital identity providers.

The Digital Transformation Agency is asking for feedback on three new documents and updates to nine existing parts of the Trusted Digital Identity Framework, which it has been developing alongside the government’s own myGovID to promote consistency in usability, accessibility, privacy protection and security among similar products.

The DTA says the main updates include:

  • an architectural overview that describes the functions of the TDIF participants and how they interact
  • requirements for government agencies and organisations that wish to be accredited as attribute providers (this is a new type of accreditation class)
  • technical requirements for government agencies and organisations that wish to be accredited as identity providers and attribute providers
  • ongoing accreditation obligations for TDIF participants, for example, annual audits
  • updates to the Protective Security Requirements to ensure they align with the current edition (2018) of the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework and Information Security Manual
  • updates to the User Experience Requirements to ensure they align with the Digital Service Standard and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

The consultation window shuts on February 15.


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