The Digital Identity Programme has worked with digital identity providers, people and organisations using their services, iwi, and government information holders to design a safe, decentralised, and user-centric approach for managing the exchange of digital identity information.
Digital identity is proof of who you are online. It is a digital representation of your identity information, and other attributes about you, that you can use to prove who you are online, to access services digitally.
The Digital Identity Services Trust Framework will establish rules to protect the privacy and security of people’s information when it is shared within the trusted environment. The framework will not be compulsory, and will prioritise user permission for all actions.
The digital identity system is a network of digital identity service providers, users wanting to access a service, and service providers needing information to offer their service. Information will not be held in a central database and using the system will not be compulsory.
The Digital Identity Programme advises ministers on the right environment, rules and new technologies to allow people access to secure digital identification services that meet their evolving needs and expectations.