Acuant has become the latest member of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). As a member, Acuant will be expected to lend its expertise to the Council as it works to bring trusted digital identity standards to Canada.
The DIACC itself is a nonprofit organization whose members include members of federal and provincial governments in addition to representatives from the private sector. It was established to create an identity framework that will allow Canadian businesses and consumers to take advantage of digital identities in their daily lives. The organization formally unveiled the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) in September, and is now testing a Trustmark program to identify solutions that meet the country’s security and performance standards.
“Becoming a member of DIACC is a natural extension of what we stand for – creating a safe ecosystem for digital identities that is embedded with security, privacy and scalability,” said Acuant President and CEO Yossi Zekri. “The identity landscape is evolving, and we want security and privacy to mirror this to allow the owners of their identities to be in control.”
“The DIACC strives to grow our membership base to include more of the key players within the identity industry,” added DIACC President Joni Brennan. “The Council and I welcome Acuant and the thought leadership they can bring to furthering our mission and work.”
The DIACC has previously found public support for digital identity programs in Canada. In the meantime, the Ottawa-based Bluink has already launched its eID-Me digital identity program in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.
Acuant, in the other hand, recently received FedRAMP approval to provide cloud services to government agencies in the US. The company’s FaceID solution also achieved ISO certification after passing Level 1 and Level 2 of the iBeta Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) liveness test.
November 17, 2020 – by Eric Weiss