This article was originally published on Sept. 4, 2019.
Our lives are increasingly digital, and authenticating ourselves online — in other words, proving that we are who we say we are — has become a daily activity.
One major challenge is that our foundational identity documents — such as driver’s licences — haven’t kept up with the times. Digital identity (digital passports, for example) could make it easier to verify who we are and provide Canadians with safe and secure ways to manage and protect their ID online and on mobile devices.
Canadians are wondering: What changes will my digital ID bring?
Canadians are ready for increased convenience, according to Trust and Identity in a Digital World, a nationwide online survey that Interac conducted.
We asked more than 1,500 adult residents of Canada to share their outlooks and attitudes around identity and trust as they relate to digital technology and services. We learned that Canadians consider their identity to be among their most valuable assets — more than half of adults believe safeguarding their identity online is more important than protecting their money.
What else are Canadians thinking when it comes to identity, technology and trust? Below, we’ve collected some more insights from Trust and Identity in a Digital World.