(Ottawa, October 7, 2021) The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and the Digital Identity Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) have penned a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the advancement of identity management, security, and data privacy innovation.
The collaboration sets out an exchange and transfer of knowledge and expertise to drive conversations that influence debate and lead to actions that advance the adoption of identity management, data privacy, and security innovation. The collaboration will also seek to improve public and private sector trust and ability to adopt these innovations in Canada and globally.
Specific goals of the collaboration include:
- Accelerate the adoption of interoperable Digital Identity solutions and services that unlock economic opportunities for Canadian consumers and businesses
- Support the adoption of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework
- Educate business legal and technical decision-makers, and participate in other educational opportunities
- Seek opportunities of mutual interest for research and undertake other projects that are identified and agreed upon
“Digital identity provides the underpinning of a high performing digital-led economy, driving higher economic values for businesses while enabling new services for Canadians in an environment of trust. We are delighted to partner with DIACC to spur innovations and unlock new opportunities for the Canadian market and consumers,” said Namir Anani, ICTC President and CEO.
“ICTC shares our goal of enabling Canada’s full participation in the global digital economy, so we are excited by this collaboration, which will leverage the strengths of both organizations toward creating innovative and effective solutions for the adoption of identity management and data security,” said DIACC President, Joni Brennan.
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit, national centre of expertise for strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Through trusted research, practical policy advice, and creative capacity-building programs, ICTC fosters globally competitive Canadian industries enabled by innovative and diverse digital talent. In partnership with an expansive network of industry leaders, academic partners, and policy makers from across Canada, ICTC has empowered a robust and inclusive digital economy for over 25 years.
The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is a not-for-profit corporation of Canada that benefits from membership of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canada’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC’s objective is to unlock economic opportunities for Canadian consumers, and businesses by providing the framework to develop a robust, secure, scalable and privacy enhancing digital identification and authentication ecosystem that will decrease costs for governments, consumers, and business while improving service delivery and driving GDP growth. The organization leverages the agreed upon DIACC 10 principles for a Canadian and universal identity ecosystem to guide the DIACC initiatives.
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