As digital identification services to Australians become more prevalent and relevant, OCR Labs has been announced as the first private company to be accredited as an identity provider under the Australian Government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).
Announced this morning by The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the accreditation is a major milestone in our identity verification offering.
The TDIF is the Australian Government’s accreditation framework for Digital Identity services. It sets out the requirements identity providers need to meet to achieve accreditation and ensures a nationally consistent approach to accrediting, governing, and operating digital identities in Australia.
We have met our mission for being the industry benchmark for compliance.
Achieving accreditation means that we have met strict privacy, security and fraud controls, ensuring consumers can trust that their identity information can be verified and protected by OCR Labs' identity service.
In the business of identity verification, timing is everything – and our accreditation comes at the perfect time – as the Australian government proposes to expand the Digital Identity system to allow Australians to verify their identity once and use it anytime and anywhere.
Our technology will continue to solve the challenges businesses face with fast and safe ID checks. Our all-in-one solution includes frictionless customer experience and fast ID verification (less than 15 seconds) and is underpinned by deep learning, real-time decisioning and fraud assessment.
Digital identity is a huge strategic imperative for organisations and the digital transformation across sectors including banking, health and government is being accelerated so people have trust in the security of their identity and personal information.
TDIF accreditation requirements and digital identification key facts
Organisations can apply for TDIF accreditation and undergo a series of assurance evaluations for their Digital Identity service. To become a TDIF accredited provider, applicants are required to demonstrate how their Digital Identity service meets requirements for:
- Accessibility and usability
- Privacy protection
- Protective security
- Fraud control
- Risk management
- Technical integrity
The Australian Government’s Digital Identity system is already in use, with more than 2.9 million Australians and 1.27 million businesses already having secure and quick access to 77 government services online.
As the system expands, Australians will be able to access more Australian Government services online by using your Digital Identity rather than visiting a shopfront with proof of identity documents.
Preserving people’s privacy is paramount in an ever-increasing digital world. Coupled with the fact that cloud computing raises challenges in the face of new, and often competing, privacy regulations across various jurisdictions, as well as evolving cyber-security threats.
We are excited about the next OCR Labs chapter.