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Australian Taxation Office extends national digital identity program with iProov

Australian Taxation Office extends national digital identity program with iProov

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Millions of Australians will soon be able to access digital government services online after proving their identity using face verification from biometric authentication leaders iProov.

Following an open tender process, iProov was selected to provide a liveness solution for myGovID.

iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance technology will enable Australians to set up their myGovID digital identity using a simple face scan on their mobile devices. This will provide access to a range of services, including managing tax returns, accessing health services and applying for benefits.

Unlike face recognition, which matches a physical face seen in a crowd to a list of images on a database, face verification is done with the knowledge and collaboration of the user. iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance uses a facial biometric scan that is highly secure, yet effortless to use on any personal device.

Andrew Bud, CEO of iProov, said: “iProov is honored that the Commonwealth of Australia has entrusted us with such an important task – to secure the creation of digital identities against impersonation. We are delighted that the Australian government has chosen our unique combination of inclusivity and resilience, which is already trusted by governments worldwide to authenticate citizens.”

iProov technology is also in use by the Singapore Government for its national digital identity platform SingPass.

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