A New Era for SecureKey: Building a National Digital Identity Ecosystem
October 18, 2016

This is a very important week for SecureKey. We are on a mission to make it easier for consumers to be in control of their digital identity: to share what they want – with who they want – and always with informed consent.

Let’s face it: it’s just too hard to prove who we are online, especially when we need to. Whether we’re creating a new account with our telco, applying for a mortgage, or opening a bank account: it’s just too complicated and takes far too long. Too many required services – like health records and test results – can’t be accessed online at all because we don’t have enough security and comfort with existing identity validation on the web.

At SecureKey, we believe there is a better way – and that solving it requires an identity ecosystem. Banks, telcos, and governments all working together to make identity verification stronger, to improve consumer privacy, and to make the exchange of data more efficient.

Today’s announcement of $27 million dollars in funding not only gives us the fuel to push faster, but it aligns key constituents in the Canadian ecosystem: specifically the nation’s biggest banks. Having RBC, TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Scotiabank, CIBC, AND Desjardins firmly in our corner – and backing the vision of a national ecosystem – is a tremendous step forward.

We are not done yet – in fact, we’re still in the starting blocks – but we couldn’t be more proud to be Canadian, to be working with such amazing Canadians across this great country, and to be delivering on a vision that will lead the world.

– Greg Wolfond, CEO – SecureKey Technologies