Government considers centralising digital ID verification on myGov in wake of Optus breach

07/10/2022 03:32 The Guardian

Experts warn using any single system could have its own cybersecurity weaknesses leaving data vulnerable to misuseFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates​​Get our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcastThe Australian government is considering using myGov or its myGovID system to centralise digital identity authentication in the wake of the Optus data breach, but critics warn any single system could have its own cybersecurity weaknesses.The former Telstra chief executive David Thodey was recruited to audit myGov when the Albanese government came into power, and his review would now examine whether myGov could be used to prevent people needing to present ID documents multiple times, a spokesperson for the government services minister, Bill Shorten, said.Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...

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