Ontario to create Data Authority to securely house provincial information

With files from Alex Coop   As the province overhauls its data infrastructure, Ontario is putting the call out to public organizations and businesses to help it create a new provincial data authority.

Published on: April 30th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Lack of standardization hurts banks’ ability to secure new identity verification tech, says expert 

Financial services organizations in Canada currently face regulatory challenges and a lack of standardization which makes it difficult for them to implement new forms of identity verification technologies such as biometrics, according to

Published on: July 5th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Digital identity is coming of age in Canada in 2020

By Cindy Baker   You might remember the 1993 New Yorker cartoon, where a dog at a computer says to another, “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.” Decades later, that

Published on: May 14th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario medical laboratory adopts Verified.Me network

SecureKey Technologies announced Dec. 12 that medical laboratory services company Dynacare has become a part of its blockchain-based digital identity network, Verified.Me.  SecureKey, a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access

Published on: December 16th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

FedDev Ontario announces $4M investment in digital identity firm BioConnect

FedDev Ontario's recent $3.9 million investment in Toronto-based digital identity technology firm, BioConnect, will help Canada's Digital Charter achieve its goals to increase the safety and security of its citizens, according to the

Published on: September 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canada’s ‘big 5’ banks launch blockchain-based digital identity service with SecureKey

A blockchain-based digital identity network designed by Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies Inc. and supported by the top banks in Canada announced its official launch on Wednesday. Dubbed Verified.Me, the service has been a long

Published on: May 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson


Hashtag Trending – Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

Thanks to Dawood Khan and Marc Lijour for their help with these predictions.  A nation-wide digital identity service based on blockchain will launch in Canada. SecureKey’s Verfied.Me service was supposed to launch by

Published on: December 31st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft and Mastercard team up to improve access to digital identities

Microsoft Corp. and Mastercard Inc., are teaming up for a new initiative, hoping to make it easier for more streamlined for people to use their digital identity online. In an announcement on Dec.

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Mobile industry organizes to unseat Facebook’s digital identity dominance

The option to “login with Facebook” just isn’t what it used to be. Since Facebook Connect launched in 2008 the social network has tapped into its repository of user profiles to provide a

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs