[ISN] NOIE Proposes National Authentication Authority

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Date: Wed Aug 19 1998 - 18:25:33 PDT

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    A proposed National Authentication Authority 
    The Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts,
    Senator Richard Alston, today released for public comment a Discussion
    Paper prepared by the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE)
    on a proposed model for a National Authentication Authority (NAA) for
    electronic authentication.
    'The ability to "prove" your identity during an electronic communication
    or transaction is a vital first step to the expansion of electronic
    commerce and communications - for individuals, businesses and
    governments,' Senator Alston said.
    'The normal physical identity checks of the real world, such as a drivers'
    licence, passport or business registration certificate, are not available
    in the online world. 
    'New electronic ways of verifying identities and "digital signatures" are
    being developed by individual companies and governments, to provide
    certainty of identity, assurance of the integrity of electronic data, and
    a means of ensuring non-repudiation of electronic transactions,
    undertakings or documents.
    'But consumers and businesses are likely to be offered a wide choice of
    authentication systems. They will want the added security of knowing that
    these authentication systems meet recognised and accepted international
    best practice standards.
    'The NAA is one proposal for providing that additional security.'
    The Discussion Paper provides further information about the proposed NAA
    structure. Copies are available at www.noie.gov.au or by contacting the
    National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) on 02 6283 8200. 
    Comments about the Discussion Paper should be submitted
    by 7 September 1998 to:
    General Manager, Legal and Regulatory
    National Office for the Information Economy
    Locked Bag 8461
    or e-mail:
    Media Contact:
    Terry O'Connor, Minister's office 02 6277 7480
    Brian Stewart, NOIE 02 6283 8200
    Website www.richardalston.dca.gov.au
    19 August 1998
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