New Law Protects New Zealanders’ Digital Identities

WELLINGTON, Mar 30 (NNN-XINHUA) – A new law was passed, its third and final reading today, to make it easier for New Zealanders to safely prove their digital identities.

The Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill, ensures the digital system is trusted whether it’s opening a bank account, sharing medical history, conducting business online, or applying for government services, said Minister for Digital Economy and Communications, Ginny Andersen.

“We know New Zealanders want control over their identity information and how it’s used by the companies and services they share it with. This framework will help make that easier and secure.”

The digital identity environment currently lacks consistent standards, she said, adding, this new bill will establish a framework for the provision of secure digital identity services.

The framework will make it easier to prove digital identity, because accredited businesses will be recognised by a “trust mark,” making them eligible for streamlined processes, Andersen said.– NNN-XINHUA  


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