Why is the work of Notarius so important? DIACC brings together the public and private sector on the specific issue of digital identities, which is the number one issue for the continued success of Notarius. We joined DIACC because we perceived a DIACC focus on transactions as opposed to documents – the latter aspect appearing to be somewhat overlooked. We believe strongly that there can be no successful digital economy unless the specific legal and technological issues relating to binding identities to documents are discussed and resolved in the form of recognized standards, awareness & education, and inclusion in proofs-of-concept. This is our specific and distinguishable contribution to DIACC.
What are the biggest questions and opportunities in Digital ID and authentication today? - How to efficiently and effectively authenticate citizens online in G2C and B2C contexts? - How can effective digital identities be bound efficiently to documents throughout their lifecycle?
What role will Digital ID and authentication play in increasing Canadians’ abilities to connect with businesses and governments? There is a significant portion of government, banking and business services that require in-person authentication. Digital ID and authentication would free individuals to conduct their affairs without requiring wasteful in-person appearances.
Are there transactions that should always require in-person signatures? Getting married?
How might we balance the needs of individual people and businesses and governments? A properly designed ecosystem factors in and balances privacy interests, transaction efficiency, legal certainty and ease of use. One method to conduct this balancing act is to define the acceptable thresholds for privacy and legal certainty and from that point maximize ease of use and transaction efficiency.
Can you describe what you see as the future of digital authentication? An increased use of biometrics authentication - from selfies to fingerprints to voice recognition. A key role in enabling a genuine and complete paperless environment.
What should Canadians be most excited about? The ability for governments to provide services online without requiring in-person appearances, finally!
What Attendees are saying
“The only conference in Canada where one can meet the who’s who of knowledgeable people and champions of digital identity to discuss the real issues and opportunities in this space.” Dave Nikolejsin, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines at Government of British Columbia
“A fantastic platform bringing together Canadian thought leaders and key industry experts to promote innovation in digital identity and authentication.” Mike Vanderkaden, VP Corporate Development, Equifax Canada