The future of digital identity in Australia
Digital identity systems provide an opportunity to unlock economic benefits by simplifying and securing user interactions with government and private-sector digital services. However, to realise those benefits, this report makes eight recommendations to balance convenience, privacy and security considerations.
Public exposure and responses to data breaches in Australia: October 2022
This paper reports Australians' views about data trust, cybercrime and data breaches and how these have changed. It is based on data from four waves of the ANUpoll collected over the period October 2019 to October 2022.
Global AI cooperation on the ground: AI research and development on a global scale
This paper recommends that Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) governments, stakeholders and other likeminded entities prioritise cooperative research and development efforts on deployment of artificial intelligence as a tool for climate change monitoring and management and accelerating development and adoption of privacy enhancing...
Blockchain at the frontier: impacts and issues in cross-border co-operation and global governance
Blockchain is an emerging technology which poses a number of novel questions and challenges to existing policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks. This report considers current and emerging uses of blockchain to strengthen beneficial economic ties between countries, including in trade and supply chain transparency, portable...
What is ‘good’ digital infrastructure?
This paper examines whether current measurement tools suffice in capturing the positive development impact of digital infrastructure and provide a lens through which to assess its potential downside risks.
The digital identity imperative
In this document, the authors provide five reasons why the management of digital identity and the identity landscape is critical for New Zealand businesses in a post-pandemic world.
Please check-in: a blueprint for a safe, fair and ethical vaccination 'passport'
Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
Protecting freedom of thought in the digital age
This policy brief explores what the rights to freedom of thought and opinion mean in practical terms when applied to the digital space and offers some pointers for what future-proof regulation to protect our minds could look like.
Changing perceptions of biometric technologies
This study was undertaken as part of the Australian government’s National Identity Security Strategy. This report presents both qualitative and quantitative research findings obtained from a sample of respondents in the most recent surveys concerning their experiences of biometrics and perceptions as to its role...
Protocol for exclusion: why COVID-19 vaccine “passports” threaten human rights
In this report, the authors analyse the impact of COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates on human rights, from both a global perspective and through specific case studies.
What’s really at stake with vaccine passports
In this article, the author suggests that rather than thinking about vaccine passports as temporary and isolated public health-related measures, we should view them as just one example of how the pandemic is accelerating the rollout of digital identity infrastructure across the world.
Facial recognition technology in New Zealand
The research shows that Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is increasing in usage in Aotearoa and comparable countries. It is used across sectors including government departments, policing, banking, travel, security, and customer tracking. In this report, the authors argue that if regulation gaps aren't plugged soon...
Facial recognition technology: snapshot paper
This paper distinguishes between proven fact and speculation, and illustrates how facial recognition technology (FRT) can have markedly different implications for society depending on the type of system and the reasons for its use.
What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online
Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.
Protecting the age of innocence
Access to online pornography and wagering would be restricted through mandatory age verification, under the recommendations in this Social Policy and Legal Affairs committee report.
Why the gig economy needs to adopt digital IDs
This articlr is aboug Digital ID as a solution to the verifying drivers, handymen, and independent workers and others participating in the gig economy marketplace. Digital ID can be authenticated remotely over digital channels. That means platforms like Uber, Task Rabbit, and Fiverr could verify...
Digital identity in the migration & refugee context: Italy case study
For migrants and refugees in Italy, identity data collection processes can “exacerbate existing biases, discrimination, or power imbalances." This report analyzes the challenges arising from this digital ecosystem and identifies three major areas of concern: bureaucratic bias in identity systems; privacy and mistrusted systems; and...
State of the data and digital nation
This report provides an overview of the main data and digital transformation initiatives being implemented in Australia by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It features case studies of successful projects in areas including health, human services, community engagement, ID services, biodiversity and more.
Second Independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF)
Galexia is undertaking a Second Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the proposal to establish the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF). The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the...
Preventing another Australia Card fail: unlocking the potential of digital identity
Another major government digitisation scheme - digital identity - is set to cause controversy and risk further disempowering Australians in the absence of clearer policy and legislative controls.
Initial Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) Alpha
This initial PIA has been conducted in accordance with PIA Guidelines issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the broad concept and design of the...