International Applied Research


DIACC works with funding agents and academic institutions around the world to develop Canadian principled international applied research opportunities.  DIACC applied research proposals align with the DIACC’s Digital Identity Ecosystem Principles. DIACC community applied research proposals address the following topics:

  • digital ID and authentication innovations that enable economic and societal benefit in support of Canada’s Innovation Agenda;
  • opportunities and risks in the context of modernization of service delivery;
  • digital authentication of people and non-person entities;
  • risk based digital confirmation of identity that fosters trust;
  • data application security at rest and in transit;
  • access control at the point of need;
  • user experience incorporating security, privacy, and informed consent;
  • additional topics as identified by DIACC members.
 Research Topic

Leveraging Distributed Privacy Enhancing Technology
Developed by DIACC Member: SecureKey

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This paper explores current issues and opportunities in emerging identity markets, and describes the rational and technology paradigms for designing a consumer–centric, privacy-enhanced system using modern distributed architectures. This paper was developed to accompany applied research developed SecureKey under an applied research program of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). The university partner for this research was Rutgers University Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analytics funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.