The department of Internal Affairs New Zealand has developed a new suite of identification standards. These standards support what many believe is the desired future approach to identification management. They provide a framework for declaring levels of assurance in any credential, whether digital or physical, public or private sector, delivered online or face-to-face. The session will briefly outline: * the key issues with many standards currently available (including the loss of privacy and push for global identifiers), * current concepts such as Trust over IP, verifiable credentials and DIDs, * why a broader approach is needed, and * the core elements of the assurance level framework. It will also discuss what comes next as New Zealand works towards a digital public service.