Digital Identity Transition Programme
The goal of the Digital Identity Transition Programme is to create the right environment, set the right rules and take advantage of new technologies to give New Zealand citizens secure digital identities that meet their evolving needs and expectations.
The programme is working with citizens, government agencies and the private sector to:
- make sure citizens have control of what happens to their identity information, including who can use it and how it is used
- find out what innovative services the emerging private sector marketplace can offer.
In December 2018, the Government approved a two-year Digital Identity programme to be led by the Department of Internal Affairs.
What does the Digital Identity Transition Programme do?
The programme is made up of 3 main work streams:
Co-designing a framework that will set out the rules to make sure digital identities are secure and trusted, and identifying policy and regulatory gaps and options that impact digital identity.
Learning from digital identity use cases
Working together with the public and private sector to design improvements to digital identity use cases.
Defining the role of government in digital identity
Bringing together public agencies, the private sector and citizens to develop options and a proposed way forward for the future role of government in the provision of digital identity infrastructure and services.