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February 12 2021
Digital Identity legislation, what we heard: 44 submissions received

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has today released a report highlighting the feedback we received during our consultation on Digital Identity legislation. The proposed legislation will support an expanded Digital Identity system in Australia.

This consultation is the first step in a comprehensive process, which took place between 16 November and 18 December 2020.

We received 44 submissions from Australians and Australian businesses during the consultation.

Key themes emerging from the consultation include

  • governance of the system
  • liability framework
  • administration of charges for Digital Identity
  • scope of the legislation and interoperability with other systems
  • privacy and other safeguards
  • consistency of laws.

More detail on stakeholder views on these issues is now available in the Digital Identity Synthesis Report, which summarises the responses we received from the consultation process.

We're now using this feedback to draft the legislation and will have a second round of consultation with key stakeholders and the community in 2021. The Digital Identity legislation seeks to further enhance existing privacy and consumer safeguards for the Digital Identity system as it is expanded to include state, territory, and private sector services. 

Keep checking in on our website and DTA social channels to stay up to date!

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