DIACC Connects Canada’s ID Story to the World


This week Joni Brennan, our DIACC President, will be sharing “Canada’s Identity Story” with leaders from around the world at the European Identity Conference held in Munich Germany at the 11th annual European Identity Conference (EIC). The abstract of Joni’s May 10th keynote speech is below.  DIACC is proud to share Canada’s story with the world!

Accelerating Canada’s Digital ID Ecosystem Toward a More Trusted Global Digital Economy

Around the world, governments and industries are developing trust frameworks to enable trust worthy digital transactions. The development of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) is a collaborative approach of the public and private sectors to accelerate Canada’s digital id and authentication ecosystem in the context of the global digital economy.

The PCTF is developed as a collaborative effort of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Joint Councils of Canada Identity Management Subcommittee to enable Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy through economic sector innovation and the enablement of modernized digital service delivery.

To meet the demands of the digital transformation, innovative and market driven collaboration is critical to test concepts for viability and to demystify emerging technologies. To address these opportunities, the DIACC develops white papers, proof of concepts, and applied research to inform decision makers from business, legal, and technical audiences on topics including remote identity proofing and blockchain for consumer identity.

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.