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The Canadian Bankers Association says Canada must create a digital identification system, potentially utilizing technology such as blockchain, biometrics and document review over a live video connection.

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a month ago

”Document review over a live video connection”

That bit is so weird to me. Front line people are not going to be good at validating an ID document. And have you ever tried FaceTime in any rural area of Canada where you’re lucky to get a single bar of 3G? That assumes you even have a device with a camera and internet access.

Could it be that the banks are trying to find new players to help recoup their investment into these kinds of not-yet-launches services?