In episode 92 of the Ubisecure ‘Let’s Talk About Digital Identity’ podcast Joni Brennan joins Oscar to discuss how the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) are working to close the digital identity public trust gap.
This includes the key findings from the DIACC’s 2022 research and how this can inform future policies, the issues with poorly designed solutions and the importance of balancing accessibility and ease with privacy and security within these solutions.
As well as discussing how education and awareness can help bridge the gaps and what can be done within governance and policy to support digital identities, transparency and data control.
The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada, known as the DIACC, is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian framework for digital identification and authentication.
The mission of the DIACC is to unlock interoperable capabilities of the public and private sector to secure Canada’s full and beneficial participation in the digital economy.
To achieve this they have developed The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework ™ (PCTF), designed to meet current and future Canadian digital identity ecosystem innovation needs by verifying trust of services and networks. PCTF documents and artifacts are intended to secure interoperability of public and private sector identity capabilities while prioritizing user-centred design, privacy, security, and convenience of use.
They also pioneer the technology innovations required to implement these standards, such as conducting a Proof of Concept to explore the integration of Foundational Identity into the identity system to improve identity resolution between domains, introduce new efficiencies to service delivery, and to reduce fraud.
This demo, prepared by Valid8id, Interac, and Axiell, demonstrates a functionality integrated with existing provincial infrastructure for validating Birth Certificate information against provincial birth records, and issuing a corresponding W3C Birth Certificate Verifiable Credential to a Digital Identity Wallet.