Pan-Canadian Identity Validation Standard — Part 1

Over the next few Medium posts I’ll be excerpting and discussing sections of the standard. In the meantime, if you want to read the whole thing (60 pages), I’ve posted a view-and-comment copy of the Pan-Canadian Identity Validation Standard here. Feel free to view, download and/or comment

I’ve quoted some key sections here:

The Standard delineates the boundaries of what constitutes Pan-Canadian Identity Management (PCIM) validation for government organizations. The nature and extent of the personal information that will be exchanged between participating organizations may be further constrained by information sharing agreements, legislation, policies, regulations, and operational considerations. The Standard should not be construed as a depiction of what is, but rather, of what is possible.
The Standard specifies the use of personal information for the purposes of:
Identity resolution — The establishment of the uniqueness of a person within a program/service population through the use of identity information
Identity information validation — The confirmation of the accuracy of identity information about a person as established by an authoritative party
Personal information validation — The confirmation of the accuracy of personal information about a person as established by an authoritative party

It’s a hefty document (over 60 pages). Over the coming weeks I will excerpt sections and discuss.

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