NSW government to develop new digital identity systems

The New South Wales government in Australia has recently announced that it aims to develop a new digital identity offering customers the possibility to use digital credentials for licences, certifications, qualifications, and eligibility documents.

Indeed, the NSW government wants to create two new digital identity systems, one that will deliver digital proof of identity with facial recognition and liveness detection systems for renewing licences and certificates. The other one will be used for digital identity sharing will ease and secure the process of credential verification.

Doing so will help to secure and use your digital identity and verifiable credentials that can be stored on personal devices more easily. These new digital services aim to be faster, more convenient, and less costly to use than paper or physical alternatives. It will also reduce the risks of forgery, misplacement, or theft.