[LINK] Access Card Briefing, Sydney, 13 December 2006
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Dec 1 17:13:48 AEDT 2006
The Australian Government's Office of the Access Card
<http://humanservices.gov.au/access-card.htm> (also known as the
Government Smart card or Health Card) will hold a Consumer and
on 13 December 2006:
"... three main aims.
* Inform the IT industry about the project prior to tenders
* Provide privacy and consumer advocates with further details
about the project.
* Release an exposure draft of the access card legislation for
Also the Government's response
to the Consumer and Privacy Taskforce Report on the Architecture of
the card has been released, with a brochure on the Access Card. The
report is called: "Issues and Recommendations in Relation to
Architecture Questions of the Access Card"
The Government's response is a model of brevity being only 59kbytes
of PDF, compared to the report's 1.83mb. The original KPMG Access
Card Business Case is still available on the Office of the Access
Card publications page <http://www.accesscard.gov.au/publications.html>.
There is also a web address for public information about the Access
Card, in accordance with the Government web branding policy. This
also has an RSS Feed: <http://www.australia.gov.au/accesscard>.
ps: The Government has responded to criticism of the project
<http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/smartcard/>, by increasing
safeguards and decreasing its scope. But assurances as to the proper
running of the system are less credible after the Office of the
Access Card sent out the wrong attachment with their invitation to
the briefing. If they have trouble working e-mail, how will they go
with a highly complex access card system? ;-)
Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
http://www.tomw.net.au PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617
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