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The New Economy Series: Digital Identity as a New Policy Frontier


Digital identity promises to create trusted, secure, flexible and convenient ways to authenticate identity that are widely recognized and accepted. Digital identity has the potential to transform how Canadians receive services, but this remains a distant promise.

In the absence of trusted digital credentials at the core of our digital interactions, security remains a large policy challenge. As such, the discussion of digital identity centres on the future of privacy, security, and service delivery for Canadians.

The seventh event in The New Economy Series explores the importance of digital identity, along with the opportunities and impediments its champions face. This event will help you understand the potential of digital identity, how digital identity intersects with work across the public service, and what lessons Canada can learn from early adopters as it seeks to secure the digital future of Canadians.

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Francis Bilodeau, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada


  • Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey
  • Colleen Boldon, Director of Digital Lab and Digital ID Programs, Service New Brunswick
  • Debbie Gamble, Chief Officer for Innovation Labs and New Ventures, Interac
  • Joni Brennan, President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

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