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Digital identity is user-initiated, consent based, information sharing that uses digital technology. It provides the means to do online what we have traditionally done with printed documents.
To protect people from fraud and to keep their information safe we need to apply consistent, good practice methods of identification management.
The Evidence of Identity (EOI) Standard provides guidance about the process for the establishment and confirmation of an individual’s identity. The standard applies to both online and offline settings.
The Authentication Standards are being updated. They promote best practice design of authentication components, and consistency in the way identity is validated.
Page last updated: 08 February 2019
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Date printed: 05/04/2020