The Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill ("Bill") has passed its third and final reading today. Once the Bill receives Royal Assent, it will become law.
In a statement published today, Digital Economy and Communications Minister Ginny Andersen stated that "[the framework] will help New Zealand stand out as a leader in the ethical, trusted deployment of technology on the world stage
The core objective of the Bill is to help develop digital identity services that are trusted and people-centric. While the primary obligations in the Bill will be on digital identity service providers on an opt-in basis, it will also have an impact on individuals and organisations in the digital identity ecosystem, including banks, government agencies, utility and telecommunications providers. For further information on the Bill as introduced to Parliament, please read our Insights here
The Russell McVeagh team will be monitoring the developments and will provide a further update when the Bill receives Royal Assent. In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to the Bill, or how it may relate to you, please contact us on the details below.
You can view the Minister's media release on the Bill here
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