Privacy notice

Key points

  • The DTA is using a third party cloud platform provider, Bang the Table Pty Ltd (‘Bang the Table’), to conduct this consultation.
  • In order to make a submission, you will need to register an account, including providing and verifying your email address. The email address collected at the registration stage will only be used for verification purposes and to send you automated notifications relating to the progress of your submission.
  • In your submission, you will have the option of providing your personal details (such as your name and phone number) or submitting anonymously. Providing these personal details in your submission is voluntary.
  • In your submission, you will also get to choose whether or not to provide your consent for us to publish your submission (even if you make your submission anonymously).


Purpose of this consultation

The purpose of this consultation process is to:

  • allow the Commonwealth to understand the views of Australians with regard to Digital Identity Legislation
  • inform the development of an exposure draft bill on the Digital Identity Legislation
  • generate public discussion and knowledge of the relevant issues.


Collection and use of your personal details

The DTA is using a third party cloud platform provider Bang the Table to conduct this consultation. You can read how Bang the Table handles your person information in their privacy policy.

If you proceed, Bang the Table, on behalf of the DTA, will collect personal information from you in 2 stages.


Stage 1 - Registration

In order to make a submission, you will first need to register an account, including providing and verifying your email address.

This is to help ensure the veracity of our survey results and so that Bang the Table can send you automated notifications to help you complete the registration and submission processes. DTA will never use the email address provided at the registration stage to contact you or for any other reason.

You will also be required to create a username, however this does not need to be based on or relate in any way to your actual name.


Stage 2 - Submission

Once you proceed to the submission stage, you will have the option of providing your first name, surname, address, telephone and email address (in addition to your role and organisation, if submitting on behalf of an organisation) (‘personal details’).

Providing these personal details is voluntary. If you do not provide this information, we may not be able to communicate with you about your submission or send you updates on the consultation process.

Excluding your name, none of your personal details will be published externally and will be seen only by relevant DTA, Bang the Table and other Australian Government staff working on the Digital Identity Legislation. Your name will only be published externally if you submit as an individual, you provide your consent for publication and you choose for your name to be published (see next section).


Providing your consent for publication

During the submission stage, you get to choose whether or not to provide consent for your submission and your name (or business name, if submitting on behalf of a business) to be published. You will have 3 options to choose from.

Option 1 provide consent to publish both submission and name: this means you agree that the DTA may do any of the following:

  • publish your submission and name/business name (as relevant) on the DTA website, viewable to Australian and overseas visitors
  • use all or any part of your submission and name/business name (as relevant) in printed publications, on social media and/or on the internet
  • share all or any part of your submission and name/business name (as relevant) with other Australian Government departments and agencies and State/Territory departments and allow them to use all or any part of your submission in printed publications, on social media and/or on the internet

Option 2 – provide consent to publish submission only: this means you agree that DTA may do any of the acts listed for Option 1, with the exception that your name/business name (as relevant) will not be published or shared alongside your submission.

Option 3 – withhold your consent for publication: this means your submission will only be viewed by relevant DTA, Bang the Table and other Australian Government staff working on the Digital Identity Legislation. Neither your submission nor any of your personal details will be published externally.

Submissions may be redacted to remove defamatory or sensitive material. The DTA reserves the right not to publish all or part of a submission.


Overseas disclosure of personal information

The only scenario where your personal information will be disclosed to overseas recipients is if you choose for your submission and name to be published on the DTA website (see above).

Apart from this, none of your personal details or your submission will be stored, sent or otherwise disclosed to overseas recipients by DTA or Bang the Table.


Further information and contact

Further information on how the DTA treats your personal information, including how you can exercise your rights to access and correct your personal information and to complain about a privacy breach, can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Otherwise, for any further information about the consultation process, you can contact digitalidentity@dta.gov.au.



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