Home Affairs taps ForgeRock for DPD cards
The Department of Home Affairs has selected ForgeRock’s Identity and Access Management platform to support the delivery of its new Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) cards as Australia prepares to reopen its international borders.
The DPD cards will replace the existing physical incoming passenger card and the existing COVID-19 Australian Travel Declaration web form to make it easier for incoming travellers to share personal information such as internationally recognised COVID-19 vaccination certificates.
The new platform has been designed to allow people entering Australia to complete the declaration in minutes from a mobile device or computer.
The department has selected Accenture to deliver the initial operating capability of the DPD later this year. The ForgeRock Identity Platform will be used to enable the new digital cards.
ForgeRock SVP for APAC and Japan David Hope said the company was pleased to be supporting the program to re-enable international travel.
“The world continues to become more connected and making it easier for people to manage their lives through digital solutions is now non-negotiable,” he said.
“We are proud to be working with the Australian Government to reunite families and friends and bring international travel back to Australia as quickly and safely as possible by leveraging the power of our enterprise-grade identity platform.”
Hope said the pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented shift to online services across key sectors including retail and banking, and governments are under pressure to follow suit.
“Digital check-ins will remain an important part of our post-lockdown reality for the foreseeable future in Australia, while vaccine passports will play a critical role in opening our nation up to domestic and international travel. Both hinge on digital identity management services in order to operate,” he said.
“With sensitive information like home addresses and vaccination records part of the digital services that citizens use every day, having the right digital identity management infrastructure in place to continue expanding these services will be critical to addressing citizen needs in response to the pandemic.”
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