Draft legislation

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Digital Identity legislation

Draft legislation was developed to support expansion of the Australian Government Digital Identity System and to: 

  • allow state and territory and private sector to participate in the Australian Government Digital Identity System
  • enshrine in law various privacy and consumer protections, so that Australians can have confidence in the System and know that their personal information is safe and secure
  • establish governance arrangements and strong regulation of organisations that provide services in the System to further protect Australians
  • expand TDIF accreditation to other governments and the private sector.
     

Our Digital Identity legislation: What is it? fact sheet has further information [Word 124 KB] [PDF 195 KB]. 

You can find the draft of the Trusted Digital Identity Bill 2021 and related legislative instruments here.

Consultation 

We undertook 3 phases of consultation on the previous Bill to help shape draft legislation to make sure it reflected a broad range of community views. This followed extensive consultation on the Trusted Digital Identity Framework

You can find more information about each phase below: 

  • Phase 3 (1 – 27 October 2021)
    Consultation on the exposure draft of the Trusted Digital Identity Bill 2021 and related legislative instruments.
  • Phase 2 (10 June – 14 July 2021)
    Public consultation on our Position Paper on Australia’s Digital Identity legislation.
  • Phase 1 (16 November – 18 December 2020)
    Public consultation on Australia’s Digital Identity legislation. A Background and Consultation Paper detailing a range of issues relating to the proposed Digital Identity legislation were developed as part of this consultation. 

What next? 

Consultation has concluded on the draft legislation. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

 

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