Papers and Projects

DIACC members produce papers, research, and concepts to inform business, legal, and technical audiences around economic focused and impactful digital identification issues. Papers may be forward looking or may analyze a past perspective. Research is Canadian principled with international value. Projects learn fast, test viability, identify impacts and regulatory considerations.

  • Oct 31, 2023 in News, Papers & Projects, Press Releases by DIACC

    Securing Canada’s Digital Prosperity: Building Trust in Verification and Credentials Is a Shared Imperative

    TORONTO, OCTOBER 31st, 2023 — There is a public trust gap in adopting digital trust capabilities that governments must close together with the private sector to amplify Canadian priorities in the global digital economy, according...

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    5 minute read

  • May 9, 2023 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Perspectives on the Adoption of Verifiable Credentials

    Verifiable credentials can revolutionize how we store and share personal information. This technology promises greater privacy, security, and convenience in many contexts by enabling individuals to control their data. However, as with any new technology,...

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    15 minute read

  • Apr 24, 2023 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    DIACC Briefing: Introduction to Identity Interoperability

    Interoperability is crucial for developing efficient, sustainable, secure, and useful identity ecosystems. Identity interoperability is the ability to share identity standards, frameworks, or protocols between identity systems or models to allow computer systems or software...

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    15 minute read

  • Nov 2, 2022 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Universal Digital Identity Policy Principles to Maximize Benefits for People: a shared European and Canadian Perspective

    New study highlights policy design principles to maximize benefits of digital identity (TORONTO) – November 2, 2022 – The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Human Technology Foundation (HTF) today released...

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    20 minute read

  • Oct 19, 2022 in Papers & Projects, Proof of Concept by DIACC

    Foundational ID: Restoring the Chain of Trust for Identity

    Over the course of 2021 and early 2022, the DIACC worked with a Special Interest Group (SIG) to explore how the integration of Foundational IDs into the digital identity ecosystem could improve identity resolution between...

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    20 minute read

  • Jun 7, 2022 in News, Papers & Projects by DIACC

    The DIACC partners with HTF on recommendations for a trusted and safe adoption of Digital ID

    TORONTO, JUNE 7, 2022 — The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is excited to announce its partnership with the Human Technology Foundation (HTF) on a trusted, citizen-centric digital identity adoption. The purpose...

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    3 minute read

  • Apr 26, 2022 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Agri-Food Product Identity Verification & Governance – DIACC Special Interest Group Insights

    This report was created by the Identity Verification and Food Traceability DIACC Special Interest Group and was a collaborative effort between the University of Guelph, DIACC, and other subject matter experts. This report discusses what the...

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    20 minute read

  • Apr 7, 2022 in News, Papers & Projects by DIACC

    2022 Budget Statement

    Canada’s trusted digital ID leader, the DIACC, welcomes Budget 2022 investments for digital transformation and Canadian innovation TORONTO, APRIL 7, 2022 — Joni Brennan, President of the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)...

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    3 minute read

  • Mar 31, 2022 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Report on the Adequacy of Identity Governance Transparency – DIACC Special Group Insights

    In the last few years, the importance of digital identity has grown exponentially, from being an instrument employed primarily to secure closed systems (such as corporate networks) to being a platform for governments to deliver...

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    25 minute read

  • Jan 13, 2022 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Guidance on the Acceptable Use of Biometrics – DIACC Special Interest Group Insights

    In the fall of 2020, A DIACC Special Interest Group (SIG) was created to address the following question, “Do we need a made-for-Canada biometrics standard or Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) component or does an existing...

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