Australia Post secures TDIF accreditation


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

Australia Post secures TDIF accreditation

Australia Post has become the first industry provider accredited under the federal government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).

Australia Post’s Digital iD service has received accreditation from the Digital Transformation Agency as a trusted identity service provider for the new framework.

Australia Post is the second identity provider for the digital identity system after the ATO through the myGovID service.

“The introduction of Australia Post as a second identity provider into the digital identity system is one of the foundational steps needed for the system to develop into a true whole of economy solution,” Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said.

Under the TDIF, citizens will be able to verify their identity once through one of a number of accredited trusted identity providers, and then authorise these providers to share these details with government service providers and a number of private organisations.

To secure accreditation as an identity service provider, organisations must meet the rules and requirements of the framework, such as those related to privacy, security and fraud protection.

“In the future, we look forward to having many government agencies, banks or other organisations undergo accreditation to become part of the identity system,” Robert said.

“Providing Australians with choice and control of who they share identity information with was one of the recommendations of the Financial Services Inquiry that we have delivered on.”

Meanwhile, the fourth set of components for the TDIF is due to be released by the end of 2019, and will focus on optimising the opportunity for interoperability across the broader economy, he said.

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