Another first for Digital Identity with eftpos TDIF accreditation
The Digital Identity program continues to expand with the Australian payment network eftpos, achieving the first private sector exchange accreditation under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).
eftpos’ connectID is a private sector exchange that provides a ‘broker’ between identity providers, and merchants that need to verify who they are dealing with, and information that they can trust. connectID offers access, through multiple digital identity providers including Australia Post and Yoti, to a potential network of Australian businesses and digital services.
Jonathon Thorpe, General Manager for Digital Identity at the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), says that as a newly-accredited provider, eftpos has demonstrated that connectID meets stringent, privacy security and essential Digital Identity requirements defined in the Government’s TDIF.
“The accreditation of the first private exchange is yet another key milestone in the Digital Identity program, creating a truly whole-of-economy solution and a further step towards Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2030,” Jonathon said.
connectID joins Services Australia’s exchange as an accredited exchange under the TDIF. connectID is not currently seeking to operate inside the Australian Government Digital Identity System.
The TDIF sets standards, rules and guidelines for digital identity exchanges and is based on international best practice and industry standards. Organisations, government agencies and private-sector businesses like eftpos can apply for TDIF accreditation and undergo a series of strict assurance evaluations including privacy protections, security and fraud control, risk management and technical integrity.
The Australian Government is accrediting a number of businesses and government agencies under the TDIF as a part of testing of the Australian Government Digital Identity System expanding to businesses and state and territory government. This is an exciting next step in the roll out of the Digital Identity program.
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