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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Queenslanders switch to digital drivers licence in droves

Nearly 100,000 Queenslanders have signed up for a digital drivers licence following its launch by the State Government just days ago.

Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey said he was excited for all Queenslanders to be able to download and use the app.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of your private information, which is why we put the app through rigorous privacy and information security testing, including two pilot tests in Townsville and on the Fraser Coast, to ensure your identity is always protected,” said Mr Bailey.

“We worked with our counterparts in other Australian states that have Digital Licences, to ensure we learnt from the way they developed and released their apps.”

He said Queensland’s Digital Licence app will set the standard for mobile driver licence apps across Australia and the world.

“Enhanced security features mean you only share what you need to share, helping protect your personal information, and giving you control over who you share it with, and when.”

Businesses and organisations can download a standalone Digital Licence Verifier app, which will let them scan the Digital Licence apps of their customers and be confident that their customers have provided their genuine information.

“Your private information is safe and secure within the app. It is encrypted on your device, and can only be accessed within the app by using a PIN which you set when you install the app,” the Minister said.

The app was developed in partnership with Thales, a defence grade security company, as well as local Queensland companies Code Heroes and Aliva.

To get your digital licence, search for ‘Queensland Digital Licence’ in your iOS or Android app store, download the app, create your Queensland Digital Identity (QDI), and you are underway.

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