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Trusted digital identity critical for New Zealand’s digital future

26 September 2023 The not-for-profit, Digital Identity NZ, is calling for any future Government to ensure they focus on supporting the uptake of digital identity for the benefit of all New Zealanders. In their recently released manifesto, the New Zealand digital identity ecosystem seeks to remind Government of the importance of digital identity as a … Continue reading "Trusted digital identity critical for New Zealand’s digital future"
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Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) advocates for a thoughtful approach to potential biometric regulation in New Zealand

Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) has submitted a comprehensive response to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) on its consideration of a code of practice for biometrics. DINZ is Aotearoa's only community dedicated to digital identity, delivering trustworthy and recognised thought leadership that influences digital identity decision-making for the common good.
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Your personal data – what’s at risk and what’s being done to protect it?

Opinion piece by the Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) Executive Council Policy & Regulation Sub-Committee SummaryCurrent regulation requires some businesses to use and hold on to personal information when you use their services. These large datasets of sensitive personal information are highly attractive for cyber criminals and contribute to ongoing cybercrimes and identity theft that … Continue reading "Your personal data – what’s at risk and what’s being done to protect it?"
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Digital identity service providers’ concerns over RealMe and new legislation

The need to prove you are who you say you are has increased in the digital era – and anyone wanting a vaccine “passport” is going to have to go through the process. In order to access their vaccination records and certificate, people will have to go via the government’s RealMe service or sign up for a … Continue reading "Digital identity service providers’ concerns over RealMe and new legislation"
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New NZ research highlights work needed to improve care of personal information

MEDIA RELEASE ‘When you know better, do better.’ New Digital Identity NZ research highlights the work required by organisations to improve the care of personal information and identity data. Two thirds of New Zealanders are now more likely to go online rather than face to face, yet a staggering 90% find it difficult or are … Continue reading "New NZ research highlights work needed to improve care of personal information"
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Most Kiwis worried about sharing private data

Nearly 80 percent of New Zealanders are worried about how their identity is managed online, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver will tell the inaugural New Zealand digital identity conference in Wellington next month.