Gov't commits $5.15m to examine digital identity

The Government has committed $5.15m to funding research into digital identity over two years.

Government Digital Services Minister Megan Woods said the two year work programme would be led by the Department of Internal Affairs and would look at how government could set up the right rules and environment, and take advantage of new technologies, to meet the evolving needs and expectations of citizens.

“At the heart of the proposal is better privacy and security protections for citizens’ identity data, with citizens firmly in control of what happens to their personal information," she said.

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