[LINK] "National digital ID set to change the way we prove who we are"

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Nov 1 14:44:28 AEDT 2018

At 14:05 +1100 1/11/18, Christian Heinrich wrote:

I posted to the privacy list a short time ago:

[It's necessary to read in behind the re-printed media release guff to work out what the message really is.

> ... After downloading the identity app, users will need to set up a password and provide personal details like name, date of birth, email, as well as information from driver's licences, passports and Medicare cards. ...
>Users will then be able to take a photo of themselves (selfie) and have it matched against existing government records. The enrollment photo will also prove liveness by connecting the dots on the screen using an applicant's face.

>Keenan said privacy and security had been core to the creation of the digital identity solution, which uses a "double bind" through the Department of Human Services' identity exchange.

[The credibility of that assurance is in enormous doubt.  But minor impediments like published information, consultative processes and technical audit reports don't feature in the process.]

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