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Digital Identity is Coming of Age in Canada in 2020

– IT World Canada

In this article, Cindy Baker reports on a recent IT World Canada webinar sponsored by OneSpan, where Canada’s digital identity progress was discussed

Baker quotes Franklin Garrigues, VP Digital Channels for the TD Bank, Michael Magrath, Head of Global Compliance with OneSpan, and Eugenio DiMira, Head of Global Compliance AMLATF Program at Manulife, who all share views on Canada’s digital services and trust verification.

“Canada is moving forward with several initiatives to make it possible for customers to share their identification data held by one organization with another, said Garrigues. For example, with consent, a bank might access a customer’s driver’s license directly with the license bureau.”

Baker reports the North American nation has several identity networks in place and is looking forward to open banking opportunities, which will rely heavily on these trust networks.

While some websites may not care if their visitors are dogs, financial institutions need a high level of confidence that their customers are who they say are

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