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myGovID to begin facial recognition trials

The Digital Transformation Agency is hoping to begin publicly testing the new facial recognition component of the government’s essential services app by mid-2020.

myGovID, which is set to move from public beta to live later this month, will become the default option for identity verification when accessing most government portals.



Committee rejects facial recognition legislation

Australia’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has ordered the government back to the drawing board, after rejecting laws to establish a national facial recognition database.

It is the first time since 2002 that a parliament committee has recommended new intelligence laws be withdrawn, saying the legislation needs to be redrafted to ensure citizen rights are protected.