NSW Govt Awards Digital ID Credential To Mattr.
NSW Govt Awards Digital ID Credential – The NSW Government has announced its new NSW Digital ID and Verifiable Credentials program will be supported by NZ-based digital authentication developer, Mattr.
NSW Government will leverage Mattr’s digital platform solutions (Mattr VII and Mattr Pi) to implement its NSW Digital ID and Verifiable Credentials program.
Verifiable credentials can be used for various day-to-day tasks, from university qualifications to company credentials, drivers licenses and permits.
This program will allow New South Wales residents to confirm their identity and service eligibility without disclosing excessive personal information using selfie-style face recognition.
NSW Govt Awards Digital ID Credential
The way the solution will be delivered is that Mattr will provide NSW government apps with code that enables issuance of verifiable credentials. Third parties can verify these credentials without dependence on the issuer.
“We are proud to support this ground-breaking project that will offer the people of NSW more security and control over their personal information and more convenience in their daily lives,” Mattr chief executive officer Dr. Claire Barber said.
Mattr credentials are stored in applications on the user’s device and enable them to prove details about themselves without needing to present physical evidence or appear in person, enhancing privacy and security.
“We apply data minimization principles that enable individuals to share the information they need to, without oversharing, and which avoid the creation of unnecessary data ‘honeypots’ that can then be targeted by bad actors,” Barber said.
“NSW Govt Awards Digital ID Credential To Mattr.”