Digital ministers agree to develop identity resilience strategy

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A national identity resilience strategy will be developed in response to the recent spate of high-profile data breaches that have compromised the credentials of millions of Australians. Commonwealth, state and territory ministers agreed to “collaborate” on the National Strategy for Identity Resilience at the Data and Digital Ministers Meeting in Canberra.

The strategy, which is expected to be finalised early next year, will seek to “support implementation of more resilient identities” and better support impacted individuals if compromise occurs. Ministers have also agreed to “continue developing digital identity systems”, as was foreshadowed ahead of the meeting by Finance minister Katy Gallagher, although whether they are considered by the strategy is unclear.

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