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Helping New Zealand’s transformation as a digital nation

About Digital Identity NZ

Digital Identity NZ was formed to help New Zealand’s transformation as a digital nation, where everyone can prove who they are digitally to organisations in a secure and trusted way.

Digital Identity NZ is a purpose driven, inclusive, membership funded organisation, whose members have a shared passion for the opportunities that digital identity can offer. Digital Identity NZ supports a sustainable, inclusive and trustworthy digital future for all New Zealanders.

Initial activities include:

  • convening industry players to develop submissions to government on emerging policy topics where a person-centric digital identity helps improve people’s lives 
  • connecting and collaborating with global communities to share New Zealand’s story with the world and learn from their experience
  • advancing development of a corporate ‘blueprint’ of how to uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi articles applicable to a business through the TE KĀHUI TE TIRITI O DINZ working group  
  • advancing the development of a code of practice in digital identity services design and operation through the Inclusive and Ethical Uses of Digital Identity working group 
  • advancing the adoption Government’s Digital Identity Services Trust Framework legislation through the DINZ DISTF working group 
  • promoting and hosting events to engage the wider local and global community in dialogue about digital identity and the additional security and reduction of risk that it brings to transacting online.

Digital Identity NZ is helping shape New Zealand’s digital identity agenda and its digital economy.

Our key strategies are:

  • connecting digital identity innovators, businesses, public sector organisations, iwi, regulators, researchers and interested public for a united approach.
  • promoting awareness of the socio-economic benefits that digital identity can deliver and identify opportunities to deploy digital identity.
  • advancing New Zealand’s digital economy by improving the digital identity experience. This includes collaboration on discovery projects, sharing knowledge and outputs as open sourced assets.

Digital Identity’s Charter is the community’s founding document. It sets out our purpose and the framework for how we operate.

How we work

Our approach is action-oriented, grouped around three key work streams:

  1. Discover:   Identifying and working together to resolve real world issues and to unlock new opportunities, fostering collaboration and open sharing of what we learn through discovery projects.
  2. Design: Ensuring we have the right mechanisms and standards in place to encourage choice and innovation, making sure the ecosystem offers solutions that are accessible and compatible with each other.
  3. Drive: Drawing on local and international experience to tell our uniquely New Zealand digital identity story, highlighting the opportunities that can be unlocked through our work together.

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Join us as we create a united approach to digital identity for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

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