Canada’s economy is undergoing a digital transformation. In today’s connected era, Digital ID is a way for Canadians to identify themselves to government, businesses and each other electronically, with ease and rock-solid security, without the need to present physical documents when doing business with the public and private sectors.
Canada needs a federated digital ID model: one, interconnected network developed in collaboration with Canada’s best and brightest talent from our banks, telecommunications companies, law enforcement and government. The federal government would have oversight of the model and it would be managed in collaboration with the public and private sectors. It would have the power and security to store every Canadian’s electronic identity and it would unlock countless opportunities for everyone to verify who they are safely, quickly and securely, while only revealing the information necessary for each transaction.
Collaboration is crucial to enable Canada’s participation in a digital economy both domestically and abroad, spurring innovation and growth while creating a stronger and safer way to manage Canadians’ identity.
Read more about why Canada needs a digital identity system, how other countries have made progress in this area and the lessons we can learn from those experiences in to build a system in Canada’s in Digital ID Future – A Federated Approach.