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The DIACC Welcomes Budget 2021 Investments For Digital Transformation and Canadian Innovation


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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • Via Joni Brennan (DIACC)
  • 23 April 2021

Why investing in digital ID is critical for post-pandemic recovery

In this statement from the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), President Joni Brennan discusses Canada’s new budget, writing how the pandemic has shed light on the need for robust digital infrastructure and secure data transfers.

“At the core of this infrastructure is a secure digital identity which is essential to the function of daily life during a pandemic.”

The statement outlines the DIACC’s support of the government’s promise to promote digital transformation, but points out the lost opportunity from neglecting to highlight the benefits of investing in digital identity.

Our digital future rests on getting digital ID right. We look forward to working with governments to meaningfully adopt a digital ID ecosystem, especially as we look toward post-pandemic economic recovery

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