26 September 2023

New Council points at digital identities

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A new advisory council has been established to advise on a strategic direction and roadmap for digital identity in the State.

Minister for Digital and Customer Service, Victor Dominello said the Digital Identity Ministerial Advisory Council (DIMAC) brought together experts from a range of sectors, to ensure personal privacy and security were enshrined in all policy making design.

“Being able to prove and trust identity digitally is a key foundation for modern society and drives productivity and innovation,” Mr Dominello said.

“Government is implementing a transformational digital agenda,” he said.

“We need to surround ourselves with top experts to remain ahead of the game.”

Mr Dominello said DIMAC would support the priorities laid out in the NSW Identity Security Council’s whole-of-Government NSW Identity Strategy, which guided the development and execution of identity products, services and technologies.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott welcomed the formation of the Council.

“Digital identities must be underpinned by robust fraud controls,” Mr Elliott said.

“Fraudulent identities are often used to enable serious and organised crime, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking and child exploitation,” he said.

Mr Dominello said he would serve as Chair of the Council, supported by DIMAC members, Mr Elliott; Greg Wells; Glenn Lewis; Duncan Anderson; Sarah Thackway; Jonathon Thorpe; Robert Frelich; Atilla Brungs; David Lacey; Kate Crous; Stephen Wilson; Malcolm Crompton; Margo Stephen; John Banfield; Victoria Richardson; Ric Richardson; and Miguel Carrasco.

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