National Arrangements for the Protection and Management of Identity Information
The submission the Department of Home Affairs' Review of national arrangements for the protection and management of identity information was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
The Review intends to focus on arrangements for issuing, using and managing an individual’s documents, credentials and their related identity information that are most commonly relied upon as evidence of a person’s identity by government and sectors of the economy. The Review has been commissioned to determine ways to enhance or strengthen arrangements that support and govern the protection and management of identity information in order to:
- better protect Australians from the theft or misuse of their identity information, and assist people to minimise and recover from the impacts of identity crime should they become victims;
- provide better targeted (that is, more convenient, tailored, efficient and effective) government services to individuals and business; and
- achieve these objectives in ways that respect and promote peoples' privacy.
You can read the full submission below.