Have your say

Public consultation on Australia’s Digital Identity legislation

The Australian Government is seeking feedback on the Digital Identity Legislation Position Paper. This will guide the development of proposed legislation intended to support an expanded Digital Identity system in Australia.

The purpose of the legislation is to establish permanent governance arrangements for the system. It will enshrine in law a range of privacy and consumer protections and enable the Digital Identity system to be used confidently across federal, state, territory and local governments as well as the private sector.

Why we need your input

Your feedback on the Digital Identity Legislation Position Paper is important to help guide the development of Australia’s Digital Identity legislation. We’re seeking your feedback to develop clear positions on the following key areas:

  • structure of the legislation
  • scope of the legislation and interoperability with other systems
  • regulatory oversight of the system
  • privacy and consumer safeguards
  • trustmarks
  • liability and redress framework
  • penalties and enforcement
  • administration of charges for the Digital Identity system.

How you can have your say

You can have your say by providing a submission as part of this public consultation process. Submissions close at 5:00 pm AEST on 14 July 2021.

Digital Identity legislation consultation phases

  • Phase 2 – Now open
    Phase 2 public consultation on Australia’s Digital Identity legislation is open for you to have your say.
  • Phase 1 – Now closed
    Phase 1 public consultation on Australia’s Digital Identity legislation is now closed. A Background and Consultation Paper detailing a range of issues relating to the proposed Digital Identity legislation were developed as part of this consultation. To read more on this phase, including the Digital Identity Legislation Synthesis Report on what we heard from stakeholders visit the Phase 1 page.

Set it up once, and then reuse it whenever you are asked to prove who you are.

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