The Canadian government unveils the trial test for the application of Blockchain and Biometric for the launch of Traveller Digital Identity. Since, it was represented at recent meetings at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
The Traveller Digital Identity is aiming to explore the security and the effortless flow of the people across borders. Besides, also to enhance the digital technologies like cryptography, biometrics and distributed ledger technology. However, it allows control over the traveler, accurate sharing information with the authorities. Also, it builds trust between public authorities that lessens the risks and threat detection.
According to the official release:
“Following the launch of a Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype. The Government of Canada will design a proof of concept pilot project between two countries. Like, demonstrating the potential of emerging biometrics and distributed ledger technologies and their impact on facilitating secure and seamless air travel. The Government of Canada is proud to be working with the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Thus to explore opportunities for demonstrating the potential of digital identity systems to engender trust and cooperation between international partners.”
The Minister of Transport of Canada, Marc Garneau says air travel will immensely improve its technological advancements.
“Innovation is key to enhancing global competitiveness, mobility, and productivity. Leveraging new technological advancements can support risk-based approaches to public safety and security, making air travel more efficient while improving the travel experience”.
The concept of Known Traveller Digital is completely based on the principle of an individual traveler who can control their own identity. Due to decentralized control, the identity is safe by distributed ledger technology and cryptography.
Previously, that Toronto-based ID and authentication company SecureKey Technologies was partnering with IBM. However, to build a digital identity network where citizens can verify their IDs.