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Digital Identity in Aotearoa – the report you’ve been waiting for | February Newsletter

Kia ora e te whānau

With a great sense of accomplishment, it’s exciting to share the Digital Identity in Aotearoa: Identity and Trust in an Increasingly Digital New Zealand report published earlier this month.

The report combines DINZ’s latest results from its survey of people and businesses carried out last year, with perspectives on the state of the growing digital identity ecosystem comprising local and international providers, government and business. 

Ensuring people are delivered secure and privacy-aware identification, authentication and authorisation services, to support a trusted fraud-free digital economy in Aotearoa is the shared goal – and a complex one requiring a range of approaches as the reports’ recommendations make clear.

It also recognises that people have the right to choose a non-digital channel over the convenience of a digital one. Regardless, their personal information must be processed respectfully with the attendant care for security and privacy that it deserves. The concept of digital identity is quite new, with emerging tech continually fueling conversations to challenge yesterday’s status quo. 

The conversation at the AWS sponsored Wellington event last week was terrific and I expect similar at the online event on 9 March. Such a pity that the cyclone forced the cancellation of the Air New Zealand sponsored Auckland event but I hope that all registered for that can make the online event. 

No doubt not everyone will agree with everything in this report. But that’s why this space continues to attract endless, if sometimes circular conversation that remains the essence of its attraction – it will never simply be ‘done’.  

Please take time to read the report, form your view and share it with colleagues, iwi, hapū  and whānau, to form their view as well as DINZ.

The conversation in Aotearoa will be all the richer for it.

Colin Wallis
DINZ Executive Director

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