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La communauté canadienne de leaders de l’identité numérique compte plus de 100 membres

Le Conseil canadien de l’identification et de l’authentification numériques (CCIAN) accueille dans ses rangs l’Autorité des marchés financiers, le Centre canadien pour la cybersécurité, la Ville de Toronto, Deloitte, la province du Québec et VISA.

Toronto, le 1 juin 2021 — Au Canada, gouvernements et entreprises saisissent les occasions qu’offre l’identité numérique de fournir des services numériques sûrs, fiables et plus respectueux de la vie privée pour permettre aux Canadiens d’effectuer des transactions en ligne d’une manière efficace et sécuritaire. Le CCIAN, qui représente la communauté canadienne des leaders de l’identité numérique des secteurs public et privé, a le plaisir d’accueillir de nouveaux membres : l’Autorité des marchés financiers, le Centre canadien pour la cybersécurité, la Ville de Toronto, Deloitte, la province du Québec et VISA.

« Aujourd’hui, nos collectivités, nos entreprises et nos citoyens comptent plus que jamais sur les leaders faisant partie du CCIAN pour aider à mettre en place un écosystème de l’identité numérique robuste, sûr et de confiance qui convienne à tous les Canadiens, a déclaré David Nikolejsin, président du conseil d’administration du CCIAN. Notre économie en dépend. »

« Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir au sein du CCIAN cette nouvelle cohorte de membres des secteurs public et privé, a indiqué Joni Brennan, présidente du CCIAN. Fort de plus de 100 membres, dont le gouvernement du Canada, des gouvernements provinciaux et municipaux, des institutions financières, des sociétés de télécommunications, des entreprises technologiques, des cabinets-conseils, des PME, des partenaires universitaires, des organisations internationales et des organismes sans but lucratif, le CCIAN est la communauté de leaders de l’identité numérique la plus vaste et la plus inclusive du Canada. »

« Quand le CCIAN a vu le jour voilà près d’une décennie, c’était un petit groupe d’organisations passionnées des secteurs public et privé cherchant à procurer des occasions économiques aux consommateurs et aux entreprises du Canada, tout en protégeant et en promouvant les valeurs et perspectives canadiennes dans l’économie numérique », a précisé Eros Spadotto, vice-président à la direction de Telus.

« La coalition sans but lucratif formée par le CCIAN, qui met à profit la vision de ses membres fondateurs, compte à présent plus de 100 leaders des secteurs privé et public qui travaillent ensemble en vue de mettre sur pied un écosystème interopérable que les Canadiens peuvent utiliser avec confiance », a ajouté Robert Devries, sous-ministre adjoint, Plateformes, Services numériques de l’Ontario.

En 2020, le CCIAN a réalisé cette vision en lançant le cadre de confiance pancanadienMC, un cadre de confiance robuste protégeant davantage la vie privée et façonné par les valeurs canadiennes qui permet d’avoir une identité numérique de confiance et qui fournit des directives claires sur l’interopérabilité numérique.

Une étude récente du CCIAN souligne que les Canadiens souhaitent avoir et attendent des transactions numériques sûres, fiables et commodes – un désir que la pandémie a accentué.

« Qu’il s’agisse de recevoir des prestations pendant la pandémie, de s’assurer de l’exactitude des dossiers de santé ou d’aider les enfants et les jeunes à suivre leurs classes en ligne, une identité numérique sûre est essentielle à bien des égards pour le fonctionnement de la vie quotidienne pendant une pandémie – et au-delà », a ajouté CJ Ritchie, chef de l’information du gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique.

Selon l’étude du CCIAN, la majorité des Canadiens estime important que les gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux implantent rapidement une identité numérique d’une manière sécuritaire et sûre. Elle montre aussi que la collaboration entre les gouvernements et le secteur privé continue d’être considérée comme la meilleure approche pour créer un cadre d’identité numérique pancanadien.

Avec la venue de ces nouveaux membres et la demande grandissante de la part des Canadiens, c’est de toute évidence le moment idéal pour les gouvernements et les entreprises d’investir pour faire de l’identité numérique une priorité nationale en matière de politique publique.

À PROPOS DU CCIAN

Le CCIAN est une coalition sans but lucratif de leaders des secteurs public et privé qui vise à développer un cadre canadien d’identification et d’authentification numériques pour permettre au Canada de participer pleinement et en toute sécurité à l’économie mondiale. Fruit du groupe de travail mis sur pied par le gouvernement fédéral pour examiner le système de paiements, le CCIAN inclut des représentants des gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux, ainsi que des chefs de file du secteur privé.

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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 accelerating economic recovery, and the validity of these proofs requires a safe and secure relationship to an identity behind it. Solving digital ID challenges with priority  in a meaningful way is the most impactful way to empower people, prevent fraud, and privacy breaches as Canadians return to attending school in person, going to concerts, travelling, eating indoors in restaurants and more. 

We can no longer wait — it’s time for Canada to take leadership and get serious about solving digital identity or someone else outside of our country will.

As privacy commissioners across Canada have said, “Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life.”

Data minimization must be the standard, where TWO things are essential for a secure and smooth transition to our digital economy: 

1) only share the necessary information to prove a user’s identity, and 

2) only share the data needed to fulfill the transaction at hand. 

That’s why, for 10 years, the DIACC has built up the important digital ID sector as the trusted voice for driving the public and private sector development of a Pan-Canadian Trust Framework, industry standards, policy advisory, and proof of concept initiatives that support the establishment and adoption of a fully digital, and privacy-respecting country that benefits Canadians.

Canadians and businesses need clarity and leadership from governments on implementing a safe and secure digital ID so that society and the economy can reopen more safely. A cohesive public and private sector approach  is needed. And governments must make solving digital identity, with privacy and security, a stated priority now. Our country cannot afford to address digital identity as siloed and individual projects. Canada needs to take the lead by establishing Canadian principled solutions that will work at home and export our values around the world.

Implementing a digital identity ecosystem now will allow for a more effective transition to secure Canada’s full and beneficial participation in the digital economy, whether it’s introducing digital vaccine proofs, receiving government benefits, updating an immigration status, entering the workforce and more.

As Canada’s trusted voice on digital ID, the DIACC’s 100-plus members from both the private and public sectors have the business, legal, technical and deep real-world experience to continue spearheading the establishment of a digital identity ecosystem that is designed to benefit people.

While technologies for creating digital proofs of identity and vaccination (passports) are here now, residents and businesses need provincial and federal governments to take leadership by establishing clear policy and guidance for usage to ensure that no Canadians are left behind.

If Canadian governments prioritize the establishment  of digital ID that works for people, governments, and the economy, then vaccine proofs (passports) and myriad  other uses can be implemented with security and privacy embedded by design.

Digital ID is not about surveillance, tracking Canadians’ online activity, or data collection. It’s about empowering Canadians with the choice to safely share their existing credentials (eg: passports, driver’s licenses, health cards, citizenship cards) for digital transactions.

With digital identity done right, a vaccine proof (passport) would allow Canadians to securely prove who they are, verify that they were vaccinated, and have a digital credential to use in any instance that requires it — all in a safe and secure way that does not divulge any other private health record. 

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

About the Author:

Joni Brennan is the President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and builds on 15 plus years of experience in Digital Identity innovations and standards development. She helps DIACC to fulfill its vision of unlocking interoperability of public and private sector capabilities through the establishment of an identity trust framework that will grow Canada’s economy.

Sterling Backcheck – Plein feu sur le CCIAN

  1. En quoi consiste votre mission ? Quelle est votre vision d’avenir ?

Sterling Backcheck a pour mission d’instaurer un climat de confiance et de sécurité dans lequel ses clients et leur personnel pourront prospérer. Dans un monde idéal, chacun devrait contrôler ses propres données d’identification vérifiées et être en mesure d’y accéder facilement.

2. Pourquoi est-il essentiel pour les marchés existants et les marchés en émergence d’avoir accès à des méthodes d’identification numérique dignes de confiance ?

De nos jours, de nombreux aspects de notre vie personnelle et professionnelle sont répertoriés en format numérique. Forcés de nous fier à la technologie pour traiter nos données confidentielles, nous risquons de subir des préjudices considérables lorsque des erreurs se produisent. L’identification numérique offre une protection cruciale contre le vol d’identité et ses graves répercussions. Catalyseur essentiel de l’économie numérique, elle ouvre la voie à un avenir numérique plus sûr.

3. Quelle transformation l’identification numérique opérera-t-elle sur l’économie canadienne et l’économie mondiale ? Comment relèverez-vous les défis liés à cette transformation ?

Selon la Banque mondiale, environ un milliard de personnes ne disposent d’aucune preuve d’identité officielle. D’autres millions possèdent des preuves d’identité qu’il est difficile d’authentifier, ce qui les prive de certains débouchés économiques. La société mère de Sterling Backcheck, Sterling, s’est mise à l’œuvre pour créer un portefeuille numérique qui combattra les problèmes liés à l’identification tout autour du monde. Par sa participation au CCIAN, Sterling Backcheck espère offrir une plateforme à des solutions fiables de vérification d’identité..

4. Qu’est-ce qui fait du Canada l’un des chefs de file du secteur de l’identification numérique et de l’authentification?

Le Canada a toujours été l’un des pionniers de l’identification. Une vérification d’identité doit être effectuée préalablement à la vérification des antécédents au Canada, ce qui n’est pas le cas dans beaucoup d’autres pays. Le Canada met également l’accent sur la protection et le stockage des données. Grâce à ces principes, il est bien placé pour mener les débats sur les services d’identification numérique.

5. Pourquoi avez-vous décidé de vous joindre au CCIAN ?

Selon nous, la vérification d’identité numérique ne devrait se dérouler qu’une seule fois et le résultat de l’authentification ne devrait être communiqué que lorsque nécessaire, conformément au principe de proportionnalité. Les personnes physiques et morales devraient toutes être en mesure de profiter des avantages de l’identification numérique. Bien que la technologie ait introduit de nouvelles possibilités d’amélioration dans ce domaine, nous avons également observé chez certains une tendance à négliger les bonnes pratiques en matière de vérification de l’identité. Le CCIAN nous semble un excellent mécanisme pour véhiculer ces pratiques, que nous espérons promouvoir à ses côtés..

6. Y a-t-il autre chose que l’on devrait savoir à propos de votre firme?

Sterling Backcheck est l’un des précurseurs de la vérification des antécédents, ayant révolutionné l’industrie par sa plateforme en ligne, eConsent, qui recueille le consentement des candidats avant de vérifier leurs antécédents. Son approche proactive, axée sur la collaboration, lui permet de travailler de concert avec les autorités fédérales chargées de réglementer ses activités pour offrir des solutions de vérification des antécédents sûres et sécurisées. Sterling Backcheck effectue annuellement plus d’un million de vérifications de casier judiciaire pour le compte de milliers d’employeurs. Toujours à la poursuite de l’innovation, Sterling Backcheck a continué de raffiner ses méthodes au fil des années pour offrir un service de qualité supérieure à ses clients.

Lettre au rédacteur en chef du Hill Times

7 mai 2021

Re: Un écosystème d’identité numérique transcanadienne peu connu en préparation, dans l’intérêt de qui? par Ken Rubin, The Hill Times, 3 mai 2021.

Monsieur l’editeur en chef,

Dans sa chronique, «Un écosystème d’identité numérique transcanadienne peu connu en préparation, dans l’intérêt de qui?», Ken Rubin écrit à tort que «sur le plan législatif, des groupes soutenus par des entreprises comme le Conseil canadien d’identification et d’authentification numérique sont appelez à réorganiser la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels du secteur public désuète du Canada afin de permettre un régime juridique plus permissif qui ouvre la voie aux identifiants numériques et aux services gouvernementaux numérisés à guichet unique. … Les gouvernements canadiens doivent faire une pause et repenser leur système d’identité numérique et leur législation numérique qui écartent largement une protection suffisante et sécurisée de la vie privée.

Le Conseil canadien d’identification et d’authentification numérique (CCIAN) a été créé à la suite du Groupe de travail du gouvernement fédéral sur l’examen du système de paiement afin de rassembler des partenaires des secteurs public et privé dans le développement d’un écosystème d’identification numérique sûr et sécurisé qui permettra au Canada de participer pleinement et avantageusement à l’économie numérique mondiale.

Le CCIAN compte plus de 100 membres répartis dans plusieurs secteurs, y compris des leaders des politiques publiques et des chefs de l’information des gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux, des réseaux de paiements et de vérification d’identité, des fournisseurs de services technologiques, des experts en stratégie et intégration et des institutions financières.

Le CCAI partage pleinement la préoccupation de l’auteur pour la vie privée des Canadiens. Cette préoccupation est la raison pour laquelle, depuis 10 ans, le CCIAN a construit ce secteur important comme la voix de confiance pour conduire le développement d’un cadre de confiance pancanadien, de normes et d’initiatives qui soutiennent la mise en place d’un système entièrement numérique et respectueux de la vie privée que veulent les Canadiens.
CCIAN privilégie une approche fédérée pour travailler en harmonie avec les gouvernements fédéral, provinciaux, territoriaux et autochtones du Canada. Cette approche ne prend pas en charge la création de liens entre les identités, mais elle exploite et étend les principes de la protection de la vie privée dès la conception pour permettre aux Canadiens de choisir les informations d’identification qu’ils souhaitent utiliser en respectant la diversité et en favorisant l’inclusion.

Selon des recherches récentes, la majorité des Canadiens croient qu’il est important que les gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux agissent rapidement pour permettre l’identification numérique de manière sûre et sécurisée. Il montre également que la collaboration entre les gouvernements et le secteur privé continue d’être considérée comme la meilleure approche pour créer un cadre pancanadien en identité numerique.

Dans l’économie numérique d’aujourd’hui, et comme la pandémie l’a clairement montré, les Canadiens devraient être habilités à donner leur consentement éclairé pour son utilisation sur de multiples plates-formes et dans des domaines économiques où la preuve de l’identité est cruciale pour des transactions sécurisées.

L’établissement d’une identité numérique qui fonctionne pour les Canadiens ne consiste pas à créer une identité à utiliser pour la surveillance ou le suivi. Il s’agit d’utiliser les informations d’identification que les Canadiens possèdent déjà hors ligne (par exemple: passeports, permis de conduire, cartes Santé, cartes de citoyenneté, cartes bancaires, cartes d’étudiants); avoir ces informations d’identification émises numériquement en toute sécurité; et être en mesure de les utiliser pour les transactions numériques – de l’ouverture d’un compte bancaire dans le confort de la maison, à l’accès aux dossiers médicaux, à la réception rapide et facile des prestations gouvernementales.

En ce qui concerne la législation, il n’y a pas de directive politique claire dans le C-11 qui permet aux Canadiens de comprendre à quoi ils peuvent s’attendre en ce qui concerne l’accès aux données que les services publics ont à leur sujet. C’est pourquoi il est essentiel que le gouvernement fédéral donne aux Canadiens les moyens d’utiliser les informations d’identification qui leur sont associées dans une économie numérique moderne, avec sécurité et confidentialité. Si le Canada veut être une société et une économie numériques modernes, les Canadiens doivent comprendre à quoi ils peuvent s’attendre des données qui existent à leur sujet dans les secteurs public et privé.

Les gouvernements canadiens ne devraient pas «faire une pause» sur l’identification numérique, ils devraient investir dans un véritable déverrouillage numérique. Investir dans l’identification numérique a non seulement un sens économique, mais crée également des outils numériques pour soutenir la confiance sociétale, assure la sécurité, renforce la confidentialité et atténue la fraude. C’est une victoire pour tous.

Sincèrement,

Joni Brennan

Président, Conseil canadien de l’identification et de l’authentification numériques

Equitable digital identity access as the key to unlocking sustainable development

Owning and accessing an official proof of identity remains a challenge for over 1 billion people in the world. This lack of documented identity disproportionately affects marginalized groups like women and ethnic minorities, especially in developing nations where barriers exist to the issuing of basic credentials like birth certificates or national identity documents. Without a functional identity, marginalized communities remain unable to take advantage of key financial, educational, and political resources the digital world can provide. This disparity is a primary focus for the global community. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals even enumerated Goal 16.9 with a specific target: By 2030, providing legal identity for all, including birth registration. If even basic analog identifiers are out of the reach of people across the globe, then digital identity proves nearly impossible for them to obtain. Though Canada remains a leader in digital identity, challenges remain with complete integration of marginalized communities into their developed digital identity ecosystems. This post stands to outline the global problem, and provide insight into a global solution framework which could possibly be applied to the Canadian context. 

A gender divide in digital access has been prevalent for decades, and has widened over the past years between developed and developing countries. Roughly 330 million fewer women than men have access to a smartphone and the mobile internet. They are 26% less likely to own a mobile device, and in South Asia and Africa those proportions stand at 70% and 34% respectively. Without access to the mobile internet and the ability to affirm their digital identity, people are left unable to utilize key resources that could help sustain them and their families. These resources could include access to financial accounts, employment opportunities, microfinance applications, digital platforms to create independent income, public health and healthcare initiatives, and the breadth of the Internet as a place to gain knowledge and skills. With ready access to these digital platforms, marginalized communities can find financial stability and health resources that will improve their quality of life. 

Economic development organizations such as the World Bank are developing strategies to introduce Digital ID frameworks to its member countries. The World Bank’s Identity for Development (ID4D) Diagnostics provides a possible methodology to identify ways to improve identity management systems around the world. Inclusion is a key priority for ID4D, with a focus on systems with high levels of coverage and access. The universality of coverage is defined in both longitudinal and latitudinal terms. Longitudinal coverage spans the lifetime of an individual, while latitudinal coverage refers to the breadth of society the system covers. Accessibility requires the removal of barriers to usage and disparities in the availability of information and technology. ID4D stresses the importance of “inclusion by design”, tasking system builders to communicate with marginalized communities to see where legal, social, and economic gaps may exist to avoid further exacerbating them. According to ID4D, these identity systems should also possess a high level of interoperability. Interoperable systems are more efficient, both in time and money, and allow for integration across multiple platforms. It also suggests using open standards, rather than proprietary technology, which foster innovation in the system and encourage technological advances to be made.

Does the way that ID4D is applied in developing nations provide any lessons for how a developed country can better serve its marginalized communities? Do other solution frameworks exist to map a developed digital identity ecosystem for gaps in coverage and access? By asking these questions, we begin a conversation that will result in improving identity access for all. When connected to a digital identity, marginalized communities are able to take advantage of a wealth of resources that can improve their financial, social, and political standing. In turn, this supports sustainable growth in their home country and contributes to a system where all can benefit. 


About the Author:

Kyra John is a technology coordinator in the wireless industry and passionate about diversity, inclusion, and global citizenship. She has always been drawn to complex problems, and is excited to work as a Community Volunteer with DIACC to delve deeper into topics relating to technology and equity. She has a degree in international affairs and conflict resolution from The George Washington University and enjoys music, reading, and alpine hiking in her free time.

Sources:

  1. http://www.oecd.org/digital/bridging-the-digital-gender-divide.pdf
  2. http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/370121518449921710/Guidelines-for-ID4D-Diagnostics.pdf
  3. Goal 16 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  4. https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Exploring-the-Gender-Gap-in-Identification-Policy-Insights-from-10-Countries-Web.pdf
  5. How Women Are Using Technology to Advance Gender Equality and Peace
  6. Digital identity is coming of age in Canada in 2020 | IT World Canada News
  7. Most Canadians want digital identity for online government services, DIACC plans its role | Biometric Update

Spotlight on Yubico

1.What is the mission and vision of Yubico?

Yubico was founded in Sweden with the mission to protect all internet citizens, making secure login easy and available to everyone.

2. Why is trustworthy digital identity critical for existing and emerging markets?

Stolen credentials are the number #1 online security risk for individuals and companies. Breaches cause severe financial, brand, and personal impact. It’s critical that people, and organizations, have access to solutions for all their different requirements.

3. How will digital identity transform the Canadian and global economy? How does your organization address challenges associated with this transformation?

Digital identity is critical for citizens, governments, and the private sector. As our lives move more and more online…our ability to identify ourselves in a secure, easy way will be key in order to access government systems, banking, and interact with goods and services providers.

4. What role does Canada have to play as a leader in this space?

Canada has the opportunity to be a world leader in the digital identity space. Our emergence as a highly desirable destination for up and coming tech companies, along with the coinciding tech talent, places Canada in a unique position.  In order to capitalize on Canada’s emergence, it will require a strong partnership between the private and public sector to help enable citizens, clients, and employees to have a safe online experience. Organizations like the DIACC are paramount in bringing together the key stakeholders to help achieve this shared goal that will truly benefit every Canadian.

5. Why did your organization join the DIACC?

Yubico has been a leader and innovator in authentication space for over a decade. In 2020 they decided to put it’s first sales and technical resources in Canada due to the growing demand in our products. DIACC has a reputation of bringing together like minded organizations and people that share a vision of improved digital identity.

6. What else should we know about your organization?

Yubico pioneered the design of the first one-time password authenticator to work with a simple touch and with no client software, and we made it compatible with the open authentication standard OATH. We then further secured and simplified the PIV smart card standard by adding touch-to-sign and built-in attestation. Yubico collaborated with Google and Microsoft to co-create the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) and FIDO2 open authentication standards. Our work has contributed to open identity standards organizations W3C, IETF, FIDO Alliance and OpenID.

Spotlight on BlueShore Financial

1.What is the mission and vision of BlueShore Financial?

BlueShore Financial’s mission: “Passionately improving our clients’ financial well-being in an interconnected, digital world.”

2. Why is trustworthy digital identity critical for existing and emerging markets?

Trustworthy digital identity is critical to enable the continued development of a robust digital economy in Canada, and the potential direct and indirect benefits that come with it for all Canadians. Furthermore, lack of  a common trusted digital identity approach could result in a patchwork of various digital ID schemes, which would not only cause confusion for Canadians (and thus much slower adoption), but also create easy targets for cyber criminals.

From a financial industry perspective, a trustworthy digital ID is a critical component to successfully implement Open Banking, one of the globally accepted key trends in banking.

3. How will digital identity transform the Canadian and global economy? How does your organization address challenges associated with this transformation?

Two of the most populous countries in the world have established digital IDs: India with its government issued Unique ID (UID) number—or Aadhaar—identity program, and China with its digital identify provided by Ant Financial. These two countries are most populous with emerging economies. To remain a global player, Canada has to be able to compete with the likes of India and China when it comes to technology-savviness

Several other countries now have national digital identify programs and while these programs may not be perfect, they are evolving – Canada needs to do the same. Canada needs to start with a digital identity program, and then use an agile and iterative approach to evolve and keep up with new technologies as well as consumer needs and demands. Since Canada is somewhat late to the game, Canada can learn from the experience of other countries in both technology implementations and consumer rollout, which I know DIACC and its members from across the spectrum of government, finance, healthcare, telco, retail, auditors, etc., are discussing and working through DIACC Pan-Canadian Trusted Framework approach.

BlueShore addresses the challenges in two ways:

I. Internally we see digital identity as a core component of our digital transformation journey.

II. Broadly, digital identity is part of our conversations from Open Banking, to Payments Modernization to Data Privacy. We also work closely and in a “spirit of partnership” with our core technology partners.

4. What role does Canada have to play as a leader in this space?

Canada has a role to play as a G7 member to show digital leadership with respect to developing and launching a national digital identity program. Not only would this provide opportunities for Canadian businesses, but it would also demonstrate a model of how government and industries are able to work together to provide a key digital tool for Canadian consumers. 

5. Why did your organization join the DIACC?

BlueShore saw the work DIACC and its members were doing defining, creating and building a national digital identity framework. It was this framework approach that attracted our attention to bolster our digital transformation work.

6. What else should we know about your organization?

BlueShore Financial is a boutique financial institution providing a full range of personal and business banking, wealth management, insurance and commercial lending solutions. With a branch network located across the Vancouver Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor, BlueShore Financial helps clients achieve financial wellness® through personalized solutions and expert advice, delivered in a unique Financial Spa® branch environment. BlueShore Financial manages over $6.5 billion in Assets Under Administration and is consistently ranked among the top 20 financial planning firms in Metro Vancouver.

BlueShore Financial is an Imagine Canada Caring Company, contributing at least 1% of pre-tax profits annually to charities and not-for-profit organizations within the communities it serves. BlueShore Financial is the operating name of BlueShore Financial Credit Union.

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 the previous release along with new vendor submissions as well.

This Directory is designed to provide an overview of providers’ solutions which use government issued photo identification cards, combined with biometric facial scans, to establish Digital Identity.

Contact the DIACC to learn more how your product or service can be included in the Directory below.

DISCLAIMER

The information contained in the Directory is for general information purposes only. While DIACC endeavours to keep the information up to date and correct, DIACC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, certification or compliance status, suitability or availability with respect to the Directory or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the Directory for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will DIACC, and its members, be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the Directory.

Vendor Vendor Description Directory Submission
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At 1Kosmos, our mission is to establish BlockID as the preeminent identity platform globally - to provide “individuals” with secure digital identity controls, and “service providers” with powerful tools to defend against identity fraud while simplifying the user experience. Contact 1kosmos.Read More
Acuant’s Trusted Identity Platform provides AI-powered identity verification, regulatory compliance (AML/KYC) and digital identity solutions that deliver unparalleled accuracy and efficiency. Contact Acuant.Read More
Applied Recognition
Applied Recognition
Applied Recognition is a software company that is leveraging facial biometrics technology to enable digital transactions and secure access. As a pioneer in the facial biometrics industry, we have industry recognized solutions for identity verification and authentication. Our customers embed our technology into their existing solutions to enable digital and security transformations in their organizations or their end customers. Contact Applied Recognition.Read More
Authentic ID's disruptive and cutting-edge, AI-driven solution quickly, accurately, and securely reproduces real-world identity verification so that companies can be assured of who they are conducting business with, strengthen underwriting, reduce the losses associated with fraud, and streamline onerous customer onboarding procedures, leading to higher conversion rates. Contact AuthenticID.Read More
Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing e-government services or logging into corporate networks. Entrust offers an unmatched breadth of digital security and credential issuance solutions at the very heart of all these interactions. Contact Entrust.Read More
Facetec's patented, industry-leading 3D Face Authentication software anchors digital identity with 3D FaceMaps. By creating a chain of trust from user onboarding to ongoing authentication on all modern smart devices and webcams, trusted remote identity verification is finally possible. Contact Facetec.Read More
The Folio platform has been designed to fix the digital identity problem by providing a modular identity issuance and verification service that work for all parties - governments, businesses and consumers. Public and private services can digitally issue identities to anyone with a smartphone who are then able to use this identity, or any other validated form of ID, to verify themselves whenever and wherever they are, all through the Folio platform. Contact Folio.Read More
Gambit ID is a growing Canadian company, specializing in providing frictionless Identity Services and excellent customer service. Contact Gambit ID.Read More
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iComply is the leading global compliance platform for digital finance. We provide our clients with turnkey compliance automation by simplifying multi-jurisdictional requirements for non-face-to-face transactions to liberate capital, ideas, and opportunities. Contact iComply.Read More
IDology is a pioneer of innovative, multi-layered, end-to-end identity verification and fraud prevention solutions used by many of the largest technology and financial services companies across the globe. Our solution empowers businesses with the data control, granularity, and transparency needed to facilitate customer trust and detect fraud in today’s fast moving digital world. Contact IDology.Read More
iProov creates digital trust with biometric authentication. We ensure that online users are genuinely present in uncontrolled environments, combining face biometrics and anti-spoofing. Our unique approach to spoof prevention (covered by 12 granted patents), world-class deep learning technologies and focus on sustainable security have given us an unrivalled global reputation. Contact iProov.Read More
Jumio’s mission is to make the internet a safer place by protecting the ecosystems of businesses through a unified, end-to-end identity verification and eKYC platform. The Jumio KYX Platform offers a range of identity proofing and AML services to accurately establish, maintain and reassert trust from account opening to ongoing transaction monitoring. Contact Jumio.Read More
Keesing Technologies was founded in 1923 and leads the way in digital ID document and banknote authentication solutions. Our objective is to help organisations prevent counterfeiting and combat fraud by providing the world’s best authentication solutions. To this end, we market a range of printed and digital solutions that allow users – from document professionals to untrained staff – to assess the authenticity of nearly all ID documents and banknotes currently in circulation. Contact Keesing Technologies.Read More
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions leverages its industry-leading Big Data computing platform, vast data assets, and proprietary technology to enable businesses of all sizes to better analyze and understand data at scale, improving time-to-results and decisions. Our Fraud and Identity portfolio combines physical, digital, and behavioral identity insights for a 360-degree view of your customers. This suite of solutions lets you apply the appropriate level of security-related friction for every interaction across the customer lifecycle to prevent fraud before it happens.. Contact LexisNexis Risk Solutions.Read More
Oaro is a Cyber Security technology solution provider based in Halifax, Canada and Madrid, Spain. The company works with multinational corporate clients in the insurance, banking, healthcare, sports and aviation industries. Contact Oaro.Read More
Onfido is the new identity standard for the internet. Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely. Our mission is to create a more open world, where identity is the key to access. Contact Onfido.Read More
PXL Vision is the Swiss market leader for highly secure and fully automated AI-based identity verification solutions. PXL Vision’s uniquely flexible technology supports any customer requirement and business process worldwide. Contact PXL Vision.Read More
Regula is a scientific and industrial enterprise which was established in 1992. Regula is the leading developer and producer of hi-tech forensic equipment and software for authenticating documents, banknotes and securities. Contact Regula.


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Sedicii is the world’s most integrated identity platform with privacy at its core. We provide identity and security solutions to prevent financial crime and enable commerce. Our Digital Identity division delivers streamlined onboarding for both businesses (KYB) and individuals (KYC) with coverage of over 150 countries. Contact Sedicii.Read More
Shufti Pro is an AI-powered digital identity verification solutions provider offering KYC, KYB, and AML services in 200+ countries and territories. It aims to create a secure and safe online marketplace devoid of identity theft and other fraudulent activities. Contact Shufti Pro.Read More
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Simeio Solutions provides the industry’s most complete Identity and Access Management solution delivered as a service and protects over 150 million identities globally for enterprises, institutions, and government entities of all sizes. Simeio Identity Proofing enables a complete end-to-end identity proofing and wallet solution that provides users the ability to achieve a higher level of identity assurance in alignment with the PanCanadian Trust framework (PCTF). Simeio Identity Proofing can be deployed as a web interface and/or a native mobile application to provide a service that is ubiquitous and easy to use that can be branded (white labeled) for our customers. Contact Simeio Solutions.Read More
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Trulioo offers the most robust and comprehensive global identity verification solution in the market. Through one single portal/API, Trulioo can assist you with all your AML/KYC identity verification requirements by providing secure access to over 5 billion identities worldwide. Contact Trulioo.Read More
Vaultie is a digital identification company that provides one of the world’s safest digital signature by integrating a person’s digital identity into the signature. Customers can sign documents that can be verified by anyone, anywhere in the world measuring up to the highest compliance standard. Contact Vaultie.Read More
WorldReach Software, an Entrust Company, helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for immigration, border management, passport issuance and consular organizations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance, remote identity verification services and consular software, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. Contact WorldReach Software.Read More
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Yoti introduced the free consumer app that puts your ID on your phone. Today, we have over nine million app downloads around the world and we've expanded our offering to a suite of business solutions. These span identity verification, age verification and estimation, e-signing and AI anti-spoofing technologies. Contact Yoti.Read More