Who Are You? Understanding Digital Identity: A Primer for Legal Professionals

  • May 11, 2022
  • Jennifer Davidson and Steffi Tran, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Digital identification (“Digital ID”) is changing the way society interacts with online services. The adoption of a safe way to verify who we are in an online world simplifies and streamlines many systems that had previously been forced to rely on paper-based verification methods.

Canada, like the rest of the world, is currently undergoing a digital transformation to deliver secure, trusted solutions to meet the demands of Canadian consumers and minimize common concerns surrounding paper-based identification cards. However, new ways of verifying identification creates many questions, and often, legal professionals are sought to provide the answers.

This primer provides 10 key insights on Digital ID that legal professionals may be asking when it comes to Ontario’s transformation to new mechanisms of managing identity.