Letters from the President

  • May 31, 2021 in Letters from the President by DIACC

    Our digital future and economic recovery rests on getting digital ID right

    As Canada’s economy reopens and talk of requiring vaccination proof heats up, it is essential to remember that security and privacy are paramount.  Proof of vaccination, sometimes called “vaccine passports,” may provide a tool for...

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    7 minute read

  • May 17, 2021 in Letters from the President by DIACC

    Letter to the Hill Times Editor

    May 7, 2021 Re: A little-known Trans-Canada digital identity regime in the works, in whose interest? by Ken Rubin, The Hill Times, May 3, 2021. Dear Editor,  In his column, “A little-known Trans-Canada digital identity...

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    3 minute read

  • Apr 22, 2021 in Letters from the President, News by DIACC

    Setting up digital ID regime could provide boost to post-pandemic recovery

    By Joni Brennan, DIACC and Antoine Normand, In-Sec-MOriginally published by The Hill Times There is no clear policy directive in Bill C-11 that allows Canadians to understand what they can expect in terms of accessing...

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    4 minute read

  • Apr 19, 2021 in Letters from the President, News, Press Releases by DIACC

    DIACC welcomes Budget 2021 investments for digital transformation and innovation

    Canada’s trusted digital ID leader, the DIACC, welcomes Budget 2021 investments for digital transformation and Canadian innovation TORONTO, APRIL 19, 2021 — Joni Brennan, President of the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)...

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    3 minute read

  • Apr 27, 2020 in Letters from the President by DIACC

    Why Canada Needs a Digital ID Framework

    Canada must become a nation of digital identity.  What does this mean, exactly? I believe that Canadians should be in control of their personal data. I also think that there should be standards and practices...

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    5 minute read

  • Jul 23, 2019 in Letters from the President by DIACC

    Letters from the President: The Importance of Transparency in DIACC’s Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) Development

    Transparency, accountability, and inclusion, these are critical not only to the PCTF, but also to the process by which it is developed. Inclusive, open, and meets broad stakeholder needs Just as an identity ecosystem must...

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    3 minute read

  • May 15, 2019 in Letters from the President, News by DIACC

    Letters from the President: A Collaborative Road less Travelled – Delivering a PCTF that Works for Canada and Around the World

    DIACC's approach In Canada, DIACC is the singular organization focused on accelerating the establishment of a Canadian Identity Ecosystem - the singular organization where Canada’s identity experts and practitioners connect to share the deep knowledge...

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    4 minute read

  • Nov 24, 2018 in Events, Letters from the President, News by DIACC

    Letters from the President: Exploring Digital Government at FWD50

    “When we set out to choose the topics of FWD50 2018, one thing was clear to us: We should begin with foundations, and there's nothing more foundational than identity. Without it, we can't ensure the...

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    5 minute read

  • Sep 19, 2018 in Letters from the President by DIACC

    Letters from the President: Impactful Trends Underpinning Canada’s Digital Identity Transformation

    I’ve worked in digital ID for 15+ years and I’ve seen many new trends emerge, technologies abandoned.  I’ve also seen significant breakthroughs in how the industry thinks about the technical foundations of identity. 2018 has...

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    4 minute read

  • Aug 22, 2018 in Letters from the President by Lauren Rab

    Letters from the President: DIACC Amplifying Member Outreach

    Connecting global themes with local impact It has been an exciting year in the digital identity world. From GDPR to blockchain, there has been plenty of activity to spark discussion. Over the past few months,...

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    5 minute read