Mitek has joined the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), a non-profit coalition of public and private organizations working to establish a national digital ID framework. Mitek, which offers an identity verification platform that supports selfie-based biometrics, says it will work specifically on DIACC’s Trust Framework and Adoption committees.
The Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) was formed in 2012 as a result of collaboration between Canadian government and private sector leaders who recognized the growing importance of digital identity in the economy. In recent years, DIACC has been actively involved in creating and implementing standards, policies, and technology solutions to facilitate secure online transactions and interactions for Canadian citizens and businesses.
The group’s work includes the development of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework, aimed at ensuring a consistent and interoperable approach to digital ID and authentication across various sectors. This framework is crucial for enhancing online service delivery, bolstering digital economy, and ensuring privacy and security in the digital space.
“DIACC’s mission and principles mirror Mitek’s commitment to the development of a robust, secure, scalable, inclusive and privacy-enhancing digital ecosystem,” said Mitek SVP Chris Briggs.
The Trust Framework Committee, in which Mitek will be an active participant, is central to DIACC’s efforts in developing and refining the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework. The role of the Adoption Committee, meanwhile, is crucial in promoting and facilitating the implementation of the PCTF and other DIACC initiatives. This committee focuses on engaging with various stakeholders, including government entities, private sector organizations, and other interested parties, to encourage the adoption of DIACC standards and practices. Their work involves education, outreach, and collaboration, helping stakeholders understand the benefits and processes of integrating DIACC’s guidelines into their digital identity systems.
January 24, 2024 – by the Mobile ID World Editorial Team