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A new layer of identification protection has been added for Queenslanders in the wake of the Optus and Medibank hacks. reports those using a driver‘s licence to verify their identity when signing up for a new bank account and other services will have to provide both the licence and card number.

The changes came into place on November 7, meaning that all residents will have “a two-factor verification system” to access services according to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“We’ve fast-tracked this system to give Queenslanders extra protection after the Optus data breach,” she said via social media.

The website said those verifying their identity to banks, telecommunication companies and utility providers will have to provide both numbers.

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