A national advisory council has been appointed, made up of representatives from the Australian government, industry and user groups, which will report to the Government on electronic authentication and e-commerce issues.
The National Electronic Authentication Council (NEAC) is comprised of 13 members – including officials from the National Office for the Information Economy, the Office for Government Online, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Certification Forum of Australia, the Australian Information Industries Association, the Australian Bankers Association and the Australian Consumers Association.
As well as its advisory role, NEAC will oversee the development of a national framework for electronic authentication of online communications. The framework is designed to give a focus to the development and interoperability of different systems being developed in Australia.
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