The Australian Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is a set of rules and standards that accredited members of the digital identity federation must follow. It ensures that
everyone has a safe, secure, consistent, and reliable way to use government services online. Government agencies and organisations applying for TDIF accreditation undergo a series of rigorous evaluations across all aspects of their operations, and participants are required to demonstrate their service meets strict requirements for usability, accessibility, privacy protection, security, risk management, fraud control, and more. Once accredited, participants need to continually demonstrate they meet their TDIF obligations by undergoing annual assessments.
But what does this all really mean and why is it important?