Australia Post’s Digital iD service has received the highest level of accreditation for an Identity Service Provider by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), providing customers and businesses alike added confidence when completing their identity transactions.
Australia Post is the first provider of identity services in the country to be accredited under the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), which has recognised the Digital iD as a trusted digital platform that consumers can use to verify their identity when they interact with government departments.
General manager of identity products and services at Australia Post Regis Bauchiere said Australia Post is very supportive of the Federal Government’s approach to building trusted digital identity options for the Australian community.
“We are very proud to be the first to obtain this accreditation. It demonstrates our strong digital capabilities, coupled with our far-reaching post office network, uniquely positioning us to support all Australians in connecting with vital government services, regardless of where they live.”
Bauchiere said the accreditation was important in showing consumers which identity providers are the most trusted by government.
“Our growing digital economy is requiring consumers to verify themselves in more and more everyday situations, which is why Australians need to know that their identity is being protected. Once a consumer has verified their identity with Digital iD, they are able to reuse it on their smartphone wherever they need to prove their identity, whether in person or online.”
Australia Post is one of Australia’s most experienced providers of identity services, completing 8 million identity checks, 1.9 million passport applications, and more than 2 million employment checks every year. Digital iD provides the core digital capability that underpins Australia Post’s identity solutions. The combination of trusted digital capabilities plus Australia’s largest retail network allows Australia Post to support all Australians to connect with vital government services.
The TDIF accreditation will give consumers and businesses added confidence when using Digital iD for their identity transactions.