Privacy and security

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Private and protected

Your personal information is valuable and worth protecting.

When you send your personal information online, it is important to know who you are sharing your information with, and how your privacy is protected.

While using your Digital Identity you can be confident your personal information is: 

  • securely encrypted and stored in Australia
  • shared with chosen service providers only with your consent
  • protected by strict security protocols set by the Australian Government. 

It’s important to stay safe online and protect your personal information.

To help protect your identity and to stop other people from accessing your personal information, Digital Identity uses encryption and cryptographic technology along with the security features already in your device. These include touch ID, face ID and passwords. The security features already in your device are used for your convenience and the information is not shared with government.
 

Proposed legislation to further protect your privacy and security

The Australian Government is proposing legislation to expand the Digital Identity system to a whole of economy solution and further protect your privacy and security.

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has been consulting with the community on legislation that will support an expanded Digital Identity system in Australia 

Visit the Consultation page for more information.

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

How to create your Digital Identity
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