Aug 11, 2016 in Press Releases by DIACC

The Pan-Canadian Trust Framework

The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada Releases the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Overview

A Collaborative Approach to Developing a Pan-Canadian Trust Framework

Toronto, August 11, 2016 – Today the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) releases the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) Overview, (English/French) a collaborative approach to developing a Pan-Canadian Trust Framework. The PCTF enables Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy through economic sector innovation and the enablement of modernized digital service delivery. The PCTF supports open government principles.

“Publication of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Overview marks an important milestone for the Canadian digital identity ecosystem. It confirms the commitment of government and private sector to work collaboratively to safeguard digital identities online through a robust framework which will standardise processes and practices across the ecosystem and facilitate the growth in  trusted digital services.” said Corinne Charette, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector & Chief Digital Officer, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Around the world, governments and industries are developing technology and policy frameworks, more commonly known as trust frameworks. A trust framework enables digital identity and, by extension, facilitates trust worthy digital transactions.

Canada’s full participation in the digital transformation and global digital economy depends on developing reliable, secure, scalable, privacy-enhancing, and convenient solutions for digital identity. Made-for-Canada solutions reflect and incorporate Canadian principles, business interests, technical models and, demonstrate compliance with Canadian regulations. Made-for-Canada solutions also enable paths to safe and secure cross-border transactions and service delivery.

“Innovators from the Canadian public and private sectors have come together in the DIACC to advance the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework. These collaborative efforts are essential to help secure Canada’s full and beneficial participation in the global digital economy.  DIACC members share resources by working together to address challenges and accelerate the adoption of digital identity services that respect Canadian cultural values, business needs and regulatory requirements.” said Joni Brennan, President, DIACC.

The PCTF approach builds on global knowledge and experience gained over time and practice. The PCTF is developed through a collaborative approach between the DIACC, a non-profit neutral forum, and the Pan-Canadian Identity Management Sub-Committee (IMSC) of the Joint Councils of Canada, a forum consisting of the Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council (PSCIOC) and the Public Sector Service Delivery Council (PSSDC).

The PCTF supports the establishment of an innovative, secure, and privacy respecting Canadian digital identity ecosystem. The PCTF may be updated based upon various dialogues with interested parties and stakeholders. Organizations and individuals who wish to participate in the PCTF collaborative development should contact the DIACC.

About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)

Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.

The DIACC’s objective is to unlock economic opportunities for Canadian consumers, and businesses by providing the framework to develop a robust, secure, scalable and privacy enhancing digital identification and authentication ecosystem that will decrease costs for governments, consumers, and business while improving service delivery and driving GDP growth.