Digital Identity Trust Framework
Collaboratively designing a framework that will make sure digital identities are secure and trusted, and will have the privacy and security of personal data at its core.
What is the Digital Identity Trust Framework?
The Digital Identity Trust Framework (Trust Framework) will be made of a set of standards, rules and agreements governing the operation of a digital identity ecosystem.
The providers in the ecosystem can become trusted partners though an accreditation process that the framework provides. Accreditation provides participants with greater trust in the organisation they are engaging with.
Providers include any organisation that establishes, maintains, delivers or supports digital identity services. Participants include any entity (individuals, businesses, government, systems or devices) using digital identity services in New Zealand, including for the purpose of their job and regardless of citizenship status.
What are the benefits of a Trust Framework?
A Trust Framework:
- enables individuals and organisations to safely and more easily transact on behalf of others
- makes sure personal data is private and secure
- enables growth in the digital economy because citizens and businesses have confidence in the digital marketplace
- improves protection against cyber-threats and invasion of privacy
- reduces compliance costs for citizens, businesses and government by locating compliance obligations in one place and developing regulation and policies with all parties in mind.