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eftpos receives accreditation for digital identity exchange

  • September 28 2021
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By Jon Bragg
September 28 2021

The Australian government has accredited connectID from eftpos to act as a broker for verifying personal identity information online.

eftpos receives accreditation for digital identity exchange

eftpos receives accreditation for digital identity exchange

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  • September 28 2021
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The Australian government has accredited connectID from eftpos to act as a broker for verifying personal identity information online.

eftpos receives accreditation for digital identity exchange

eftpos has become the first non-government operator of a digital identity exchange to receive accreditation under the Australian government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).

connectID acts as a broker between identity providers that securely hold identity data on behalf of their customers and merchants or government agencies that need to verify identity information.

“With connectID, eftpos drew on its experience operating the national eftpos network in the development of an exchange to make it easier for Australians to share, store and receive trusted personal identity information online, giving them more confidence and control,” said eftpos CEO Stephen Benton.

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“TDIF accreditation is a big step forward for eftpos and industry to help bring the benefits of digital identity to more sectors of the economy.”

Identity providers already operating trials with connectID since it launched in June include Australia Post, several state governments and digital identity platform Yoti. Current uses include age verification for online liquor sales, police checks and licence validation for heavy equipment operators.

“As an accredited provider, eftpos has demonstrated that connectID is trustworthy, safe and secure and has met strict useability and accessibility requirements,” said Stuart Robert, the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business.

“Through accreditation, we make sure Australians and Australian businesses can have trust and confidence that their personal information is safe and secure.”

eftpos receives accreditation for digital identity exchange
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