Your Virtual Fingerprint: Digital IDs in a Data-Driven Economy
Engage with North American and European experts and learn more about digital IDs and their role in an increasingly data-driven economy.
On July 8th, 11 am-12 pm EDT, ICTC in partnership with DIACC invites you to join Namir Anani, ICTC President and CEO, for a virtual panel engaging with North American and European experts and learn more about digital IDs and their role in an increasingly data-driven economy.
In the digital economy, data feeds innovation. The type(s), quality, and quantity of data collected play a significant role in spurring new consumer products and enhancing citizen services. Many services—including healthcare, banking, and education—are increasingly available online and on-demand, but access requires authentication. A doctor may now be accessible via smartphone and a patient can interchange the waiting room for the comfort of their own home, but before the Zoom call starts, both the doctor and public health agency must confirm that the patient is who they say they are.
Digital IDs are a form of virtual and reliable proof of identity. For governments, they have the potential to reduce the administrative burden alongside the risk of fraud. For individuals, access to a variety of services, both public and private, can be streamlined and made more convenient.
This virtual panel will provide:
An overview of the digital data-driven economy
An explanation of the relationship between digital access and authentication
An understanding of Digital IDs and their varied use cases in Canada and internationally
Explore policies that can drive Digital ID implementation and adoption in Canada
*A question and answer session will follow the presentations allowing participants to interact with the panellists.