Learning from Australia’s past efforts in digital identity

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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