New Zealand Law Society - LINZ outlines Landonline modernisation plan

LINZ outlines Landonline modernisation plan

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Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has outlined its plans to modernise access to Landonline between now and 2021 when it proposes to have the Advanced Survey and Title Services (ASaTS) system in place.

LINZ says it is looking at changing the current system to allow for a corporate Digital Certificate that would cover a whole firm, rather than individual PC hosted certificates.

"This would make it easier to be set up for simply searching a title or information as each user in a firm wouldn't need a unique Digital Certificate to do this."

A move to the government RealMe verified identity service as a method of proving identity and logging into Landonline is also proposed.

LINZ says the RealMe verified account will be used in conjunction with a smartphone app for certifying and digitally signing transactions in Landonline.

"This replaces your individual digital certificate and would mean that instead of entering your passphrase whenever you need to sign something in Landonline, you would enter a PIN and confirm the transaction using your smartphone app."

LINZ says it will be consulting customers about the timing and approach for bringing in any change, and the change would be made through a staged approach, beginning in 2017, to reduce any disruption.

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