Mandate


The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada shall:

  • Catalyze changes and set the strategic direction for digital ID and authentication for the public and private sectors in Canada.
  • Develop and recommend harmonizing policies, standards, and regulatory changes with international benchmarks that further the strategic direction such as standardization of levels of assurance in digital identity, and liability models for digital ID and authentication.
  • Enforce the minimum requirements necessary to enter the digital ID and authentication ecosystem.
  • Promote interoperability between participants in the digital ID and authentication ecosystem, and with international digital ID and authentication schemes.
  • Provide a forum to foster collaboration among digital ID and authentication ecosystem participants, to formalize existing standards and to create new ones.
  • Provide operating guidelines to the marketplace, and set certification processes to ensure that digital ID and authentication is known for delivering efficient, secure, safe, reliable, privacy-enhancing transactions.
  • Ensure that Canada‚Äôs digital ID and authentication ecosystem is accessible to all.
  • Promote public understanding and accelerate the adoption of digital ID and authentication in Canada.