In their blog ‘Why Canada Needs a Digital ID Framework‘ DIACC describes a compelling argument for accelerating the development and adoption of a Canadian digital identity system, enabling the country to become a ‘nation of digital identity‘.
As Neil Parmenter from the Canadian Bankers Association explains it would provide a universal framework, an ecosystem, for accelerating digital capabilities across all industries such as Digital Banking.
When combined with verifiable claims, it enables any person, organization, or thing to interact directly with any other person, organization or thing, with trust and privacy.
The ebook is accompanied by a subscription report that details a Platform Ecosystem Model for planning and implementing the Identity Metasystem.
The Canadian Government is pioneering the CDXP – Canadian Digital Exchange Platform, to implement a GaaP approach where every service should be accessible and consumable via an API, with the CDXP providing the enabling mechanisms of API interfaces, messaging and bulk data transfers.
This will enable a myriad of use case scenarios from automatic requests for passport renewals via travel booking systems through birth notification automatically launching benefits for the family at the municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal levels.
The Accelerator models each of these interactions, documenting and visualizing the stakeholder relationships and data flows, identifying key points of integration among partners, systems and infrastructure.