Australia's New South Wales puts digital driving license on blockchain
According to Sydney-based Secure Logic, the New South Wales government of Australia issued a digital driving license through a blockchain-based platform to ensure the safety and reliability of the entire process.
Secure Logic today announced the official launch of its "TrustGrid" platform, which is defined as "an advanced blockchain solution that provides secure, decentralized and unalterable transaction ledgers."
The company said that TrustGrid provided technical support for the digital driver license pilot project in Dubbo, New South Wales, and will be used for the second round of testing in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
About 1,400 people participated in the pilot project in Dubbo, which was launched last November. The second round of trials is expected to begin in November this year.
In May of this year, Australia's Road Transport and Other Legislation Amendment (Digital Driver Licences and Photo Cards Act 2018) came into force, which made the new digital license system was fully introduced.
In 2016, the first digital license in New South Wales was officially launched, and the digital version of the Fishing License, Liquor Services Licensing License (RSA) and the Gambling Industry Service Licensing License (RCG) were the first to bear the brunt.
Santos Devaraj, CEO of Secure Logic believed using a blockchain-based digital licensing platform will prevent to fabricate false identities. He stated:
"The tip of the iceberg when it comes to the transformation of the public service and new technologies will significantly change how people interact with government over the next decade".
The CEO added:
"Rather than a black and white method of opting ‘in or out’, TrustGrid could enable each individual to set the terms of their own digitised contract that governs exactly what personal information is disclosed through fine-grained consent and encryption policies.”
At the federal government level, the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is working with Data61 on a pilot project to study the potential of the blockchain to improve government service delivery. It is expected that DTA will develop a prototype based on welfare payment delivery by the end of the 2019 fiscal year.
Executive editor： Nino