Software firm Thoughtworks has been drafted in to deliver Australia’s digital birth certificate, with the virtual credential expected to become available to those in NSW before the end of the year.
The term and value of the deal has not yet been made public by the NSW government, and a Thoughtworks spokesperson declined to disclose the contract details when asked by iTnews.
The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages has been working to make the digital birth certificate a reality for the last 18 months, having been asked to make the credential more accessible and secure by the state's digital minister Victor Dominello.
Thoughtworks will spend the next six months testing the solution with a small group of users, before making the certificate available to NSW residents in late 2022.
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