Vic, WA fight ID theft with document checks

Vic, WA fight ID theft with document checks

Summary: Victoria and Western Australia have signed up to use a document-verification service, which aims to nip identity theft in the bud by cross-referencing documents between government agencies.

TOPICS: Security, Privacy

Topics: Security, Privacy

Michael Lee

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A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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  • As someone who was told in 2002 I had been a victim of identity fraud I don't understand why 10 years later this service is optional. Identity theft does not always result in someone accessing your bank account it can also involve someone using your personal details, or assuming your identity for activities you do not even know about.

    Government agencies should be mandated to use this service.