Canada’s Digital Ambition 2022 includes details about the government working on a federal “Digital Identity Program.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for government services to be accessible and flexible in the digital age. The next step in making services more convenient to access is a federal Digital Identity Program, integrated with pre-existing provincial platforms,” a report published by the government reads.
“Digital identity is the electronic equivalent of a recognized proof-of-identity document (for example, a driver’s license or passport) and confirms that ‘you are who you say you are’ in a digital context.”
Canada is already partnering with the World Economic Forum (WEF) on a digital ID program.…