Mastercard recently announced its intention to collaborate with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to allow Australians to verify their age and identity digitally. Mastercard will work with the DTA to run a series of pilots designed to look at the impacts on retailers and consumers when using the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).
As Richard Wormald, Division President, Australasia, Mastercard said in announcing the collaboration, “Australians are increasingly expecting no disruptions between their online and physical lives, and identity is an area that must keep pace with those expectations. Public-private pilots have the potential to make it easier to use these verified identities securely, everywhere they travel”. Users of the system use official identity documents such as passports and driving licences to create a reusable digital identity secured by facial biometrics and the latest encryption techniques.
It is very encouraging to see Mastercard continuously improve digital identity services available to the public. It has been rewarding to have contributed to the emerging successes of the Mastercard ID Service. Since 2019, UNIFY has been assisting Mastercard on this program by developing prototypes, and we are currently contributing to mobile app development and quality assurance.Shane DayChief Technology OfficerUNIFY Solutions
UNIFY is proud that Mastercard recognises the strong, innovative and productive security and development skills in Australia and has included them in this program.