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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oct 20, 2021 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    BC Government’s Verifiable Credential Issuer Kit Proof of Concept Report

    The intent of this report is to communicate the project drivers, what the POC demonstrated, the experience and learning of the participants, and how governments might proceed to implement digital identity in their own programs....

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  • Aug 3, 2021 in News, Papers & Projects by DIACC

    2022 Pre-Budget Submission

    DIACC’s Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2022 Budget Ahead of the 2022 federal budget, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has asked Canadians to share their input. DIACC is pleased to...

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  • May 3, 2021 in News, Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Directory of Products That Assess Identification Documents and Verify Identity Version 2.0

    As a follow up to our very well received first launch of the Directory that was released in the Spring of 2020, DIACC is pleased to publish updated responses from vendors who were included in...

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  • Mar 18, 2021 in Papers & Projects by DIACC

    DIACC White Paper: Consumer Digital Identity Leveraging Blockchain

    The Commission on Enhancing National Cyber Security report from December 1st, 2016 emphasized the importance of securing and growing the digital economy. In line with the recommendations from this document, and in compliance with the...

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  • Feb 22, 2021 in News, Papers & Projects by DIACC

    Decentralized Identity and DIACC PCTF Authentication

    While the Authentication component may have been mostly developed before Decentralized Identity approaches emerged, this document demonstrates that Authentication is applicable in the context of Decentralized Identity systems and encourages service providers not to lose...

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