Privacy safeguards paramount in shift towards digital IDs, vows Taylor

Original article by Andrew Tillett
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 17-Oct-17

The federal government is in the process of setting up a system whereby people can apply for a "digital identity" in order to access government services online. Assistant Digital Transformation Minister Angus Taylor will on 17 October release details of how people can apply for a digital ID under its "GovPass" program. He will stress that privacy safeguards have been built into the program, and that getting a digital ID is purely voluntary.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES. CENTRELINK, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES. MEDICARE AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICE, AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE

It’s Official: Australians not concerned about mass facial recognition technology

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 11-Oct-17

A special Roy Morgan Snap SMS Survey has found that 67.5% of Australians are not concerned that "under anti-terror measures State Governments will provide driver licence photos for mass facial-recognition technology", while 32.5% are concerned. Analysis by Voting Intention shows that Greens supporters (59%) are more concerned about mass facial recognition technology than Labor supporters (33.5%) or Liberal-National Party supporters (19%). Meanwhile, analysis by gender shows little difference between women (33%) and men (32%) concerned about mass facial recognition technology, and analysis by Age shows that younger people (45% of those aged 18-24) are more likely to be concerned about mass facial recognition technology than older people (19% of those aged 65+).

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

Visa moves to kill PINs with biometrics

Original article by Yolanda Redrup
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 29-Aug-17

Visa hopes it will not be too long before its card users will be able to do away with using PIN number or 16-digit card numbers to conduct transactions. Visa is looking to work with Australian banks to adopt biometric authentication protocols that will allow card users to make transactions by using their fingerprint, with the process aimed at both reducing fraud and cutting down transaction times. Visa’s Joe Cunningham would also like to see greater data sharing between banks and merchants.

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VISA INTERNATIONAL, AUSTRALIAN PAYMENTS CLEARING ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Get your next home loan by video session

Original article by James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 20 : 24-Nov-16

Hashching is conducting a pilot program for a biometric identity verification service which is to be used in processing mortgage applications. As the program complies with "know your client" banking regulations, it eliminates the need for the presence of the applicant in the bank branch. Hashching co-founder Mandeep Sodhi says he will meet with representatives of the banks to persuade them to make mortgage applications fully digital.

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HASHCHING PTY LTD, ISELECT LIMITED – ASX ISU, MICROSOFT CORPORATION, TYRO PAYMENTS